Cantina di Villa Sforzato Di Valtellina DOCG Tinaia 2005
Intense bouquet that brings to mind ripe plums, preserves, and small fruits full of spicy notes. Ruby red color which, with aging, tends to garnet.The classic Sforzato di Valtellina wine is full-bodied, high in alcohol and rich in flavor. It offers complex aromas of sweet spices (licorice, cloves and cinnamon), stewed plums, prunes, raisins, and the tell-tale hint of tar and roses which gives away its base ingredient, Chiavennasca (the Valtellinese name for Nebbiolo).
Sforzato di Valtellina
Aged in large oak barrels for 36 months.
Serving Temperature: 60-68° F
Food Pairing Notes
Excellent with venison stew, wild boar, and mature cheeses. Wonderful wine for "meditation" as well.