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Sandro Fay, Valtellina Superiore DOCG 'Costa Bassa', 2020

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Red Berry, Wild Flowers, Spice

Lombardy / Red / Nebbiolo / Organic




Sandro Fay



Wine Type





Rosso Di Valtellina DOC, Lombardy








From the steep slope of the tiny Valtellina, this fantastic mountain Nebbiolo represents the variety and the area in the best possible way... Refined for one year in a large barrel, it shows elements of berries, blueberries, and mint. Lovely 

Notes on the producer

San Giacomo di Teglio – Valtellina stands out as a unique valley in Northern Lombardy, nestled just a stone's throw away from the Swiss border. Stretching perpendicular to Val d’Adige, it boasts a landscape where only the northern slopes bask in ample sunlight, making them ideal for vine cultivation.

The Valtellina's dramatic terrain, characterised by steep slopes, is adorned with picturesque terraces that offer a breathtaking panorama of one of the most captivating wine-producing regions, aptly termed as "heroic" due to its challenging cultivation conditions. Divided into five distinct sub-zones – Valgella, Sassella, Grumello, Inferno, and Maroggia – the region exclusively cultivates Nebbiolo grapes, known locally as Chiavennasca. These indigenous grapes thrive in the high-altitude climate, combining elegance with the mineral-rich sandy soil to impart robustness and structure to the wines produced here.

Marco Fay, the son of Sandro Fay, now leads the winery, alongside his sister Elena. Their approach reflects a blend of boldness, traditional values, and unwavering commitment to excellence. Their modest yet diligent work ethic sets a commendable standard, serving as an inspiration for many in the industry.


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