Valtellina Superiore Riserva, Selva Pietro 2015
Oftentimes it’s preferable to speak of wine in terms of feelings rather than tasting notes, hard as they may be to quantify and convey. The feeing this bottle evoked was happiness. When you taste as many wines as we do, sometimes it can be difficult to encounter a “wow” wine, one that makes you stop what you’re doing and smile wide. Well, we can’t stop grinning when drinking Selva Pietro’s Valtellina Superiore Riserva.
Selva Pietro is the small (and we mean small… he makes less than 250 cases total each year!) project of Pietro Selva, funnily enough. He makes aromatic and savory versions of Chiavennasca (aka Nebbiolo) from the steep, high-altitude vineyards of Valtellina. Wild, meaty, and herbal, but with so much pure fruit expression it’s impossible to assign it a distinct style.
Seriously, its sheer deliciousness is cause for joy.
Must be 21 years old to purchase. ID is required at delivery or in-store pickup.