Mamete Prevostini, “Marena” Valtellina Superiore Sassella 2016 Italian Red Wine 750 mL

$29.99

Tasting notes of 2016: Young and grippy but tannins soften quickly with notes of black cherry, dry rose and violet petals, leather and tar and a core of warm berry compote. Finishes long and elegant. drink or hold.

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Description

The intensity of it’s red colour, the softness of a persistent fruity note, in fact everything about it makes you think of black cherries. Or rather, as the locals say, “Marena”. The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine come from various terraced vines, represented by the abstract logo on the label divided into many small parts.

Grapes 100% Nebbiolo

Vineyards The Sassella region of Valtellina Superiore, between 350 and 550 metres above sea level.

Wine
Full bodied, macerated for 13 days, matured in oak casks for 12 months and further aged in the bottle for 8 months

ABOUT THE PRODUCER
The dynamo that is Mamete Prevostini is an absolute maestro when it comes to Nebbiolo. He is not interested in producing big fat wines, oaky crowd-pleasers, or wines made with intentional cause and effect for a journalist and a bigger score. Mamete’s focus is purity and flavor; the essence of Nebbiolo with an emphasis on what the special Valtellina soils give to the vines. Unlike the Nebbiolo of Piemonte, the Valtellina grapes grow at a higher altitude during a shorter growing season with cooler days and nights. The wines, with their crystalline fresh nature are every bit as intense as their Piedmont cousins, offering a greater wingspan of aromas and a lightness on their feet the Piedmont brethren would be hard pressed to duplicate. Tasters will recognize quickly these qualities and differences in each of the Prevostini wines.

Previous Vintage: 89 Points – Wine Enthusiast

“Crushed aromatic herb, underbrush and balsamic aromas lead the nose. The firm palate offers dried black cherry, mocha and tobacco alongside close-grained, austere tannins. Drink after 2022.”

Additional information

Weight 48 oz
Dimensions 5 × 5 × 17 in