Tenuta Scersce Valtellina Superiore Nebbiolo Essenza DOCG 2016 Rated 90JD

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Jeb Dunnuck Review
Rated 90
Also all Nebbiolo, the 2016 Valtellina Superiore Essenza is similarly light ruby-hued and has a complex bouquet of sour cherries, leafy herbs, truffle, white flowers, and violets. Medium-bodied, silky, and elegant on the palate, it's another pretty and lively wine from this estate.

Wine Tasting Notes
Valtellina Superiore DOCG are among Lombardy's most prestigious wines. The vineyards for the Tenuta Scersce "Essenza" Valtellina Superiore DOCG are fragmented throughout Teglio and Villa di Tirano, planted on rock terraces, some of which were constructed over centuries ago. Often less than one acre in size, the plants are positioned in the traditional "rittochino" method which connect each vineyard through stone stairs. "Essenza" Valtellina Superiore is 100% Nebbiolo (Chiavennasca) fermented in stainless steel and aged in second passed 50 HL oak casks for 24 months. The wine exhibits the "essence" of Valtellina - a great harmony between tannic structure, fruit and freshness.

Ruby red color tending to garnet. Fresh and momentum, intense aroma of red fruit are reminiscent of plum, morello cherry and their jams with light spicy notes. Elegant and harmonious, it fits perfectly with pizzoccheri, white and red meat, game, oily fish and aged cheese.
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