Wine Tastings Valtellina
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Located in the north of Lombardy and surrounded by the beautiful snowy Alps, the Valtellina valley is a favorite destination for wine lovers looking for authentic cuisine, stunning mountain views and unique wineries to visit. In this wonderful mountain landscape you will be able to enjoy some unforgettable wine tastings, ski on its countless panoramic slopes, wander around its natural parks and indulge in the hearty local cuisine.
With its 850 hectares of vineyards, Valtellina’s territory offers a good selection of wineries that you can visit for a wine tasting, as well as a selection of important appellations of origin (DOCs) to taste. Furthermore, Valtellina is the only wine area in Italy having two DOCG appellations sharing the same production area: Valtellina Superiore and Sforzato di Valtellina. The other appellations that can be found in this area are Rosso di Valtellina DOC and Alpi Retiche IGT.
Which food to taste in Valtellina?
The best way to accompany the full-bodied wines of Valtellina is without a doubt with the rich local cuisine. During your wine tastings in Valtellina, you will most likely have the opportunity to taste a selection of delicacies from the area, such as bresaola, a cured salted beef, and cheeses like Bitto and Casera. Other traditional dishes from Valtellina that cannot be missed are pizzoccheri (buckwheat pasta with potatoes, vegetables and cheese), sciatt (deep-fried cheese balls) and polenta taragna (polenta with cheese), often served as a side with braised meats and stews.
Which wines to taste in Valtellina?
The star of your wine tastings in Valtellina will be the Nebbiolo variety - here called Chiavennasca - which found in this valley its ideal territory. This great Italian grape has been rooted for centuries among the terraced vineyards of the area, becoming an intrinsic part of the landscape together with Pignola, Rossola and Brugnola, the historical allies of Nebbiolo. In Valtellina, a few international grape varieties can also be found, such as Merlot, Pinot Noir, Chardonnay and Sauvignon.
Which is the best season to visit Valtellina?
Wine tastings in Valtellina can be organised in every season. If you’d like to spend your time in the area hiking on panoramic trails and doing outdoor sports, then the period between June and September is ideal. Winter coincides with the skiing season when Valtellina welcomes ski lovers from all over Europe.
What things to do in Valtellina?
Besides wineries that can be visited, Valtellina’s territory offers so much uncontaminated beauty to discover. A few of the highlights we recommend not missing out on include Cancano’s lakes, Stelvio’s National Park, Bormio and its old thermal baths, Grosio’s park and castles, Chiavenna and its historical center.
Which wineries to visit in Valtellina?
Up above you have the complete list of wineries to visit in Valtellina. Here is, anyway, the list of the top wineries to visit in Valtellina::See all wineries in Valtellina on Winedering.com
Where to do wine tastings in Valtellina?
These are perfect wine tastings to book in Valtellina:
- Degustazione Vini e tour presso Tenuta La Gatta in Valtellina
- Picnic tra le vigne della Tenuta La Gatta in Valtellina
- Pranzo o cena tipica valtellinese presso la Tenuta La Gatta
- Laboratorio di pizzoccheri e Pranzo tipico valtellinese da Tenuta La Gatta