DOC and DOCG Wines


Check out the history and taste of wines in Valtellina, which has been a land of vies and wines since Roman times. Take a trip through the valley and  you will be surprised by the extraordinary terracing system with its myriad of low dry-stone walls that make it possible to grow the fines in even the steepest, sunniest areas of the Rhaetic Alps. Call in at the producers’ wineries and ask to taste the fruit of their labours: Valtellina wines – protected by DOC controlled appellation of origin marking and DOCG (guaranteed and controlled appellation of origin) – are made with nebbiolo grapes and have great personality. Two DOCG wines to be tried absolutely are Sforzato, a dry red made from dried grapes and Valtellina Superiore, made with grapes from the area between Berbenno di Valtellina and Tirano, divided into the five sub-appellations Maroggia, Sassella, Grumello, Inferno and Valgella. Let yourselves be guided through the world of vines and wines by the great film director Ermanno Olmi who has dedicated a docu-film entitled “Rupi del Vino” to Valtellina wine.


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