Estate: Luca and Matteo Sega, along with their father Angelo, farm 7 hectares of vineyards on steep, terraced slopes in San Giacomo di Teglio, northern Lombardy, just south of the Swiss border. Dedicated to the ancient winemaking traditions of Valtellina, the Chiavennasca [Nebbiolo] grape and listening to the land, everything at the estate is done by hand. Farming is organic, biodynamic, with minimal intervention from the vineyards to the cellar. In addition to the preservation of their ancient biotype Chiavennasca, Luca and Matteo are also famous for their fabulous, boy band-esque dancing posts on their Instagram page.
Philosophy: “In our wine we express the vintages with their oddities and their balances, always different and always unpredictable. Every season we repeat ancient gestures, carrying on the identity of an Alpine people that has always been linked to the cultivation of Chiavennasca.”
Winemaking: Grapes are from all of their old vineyards: Valtellina, Chiavennasca, Pignóla, Róssola, Chiavennaschino, Negrera, Bressana, Brugnóla and Rossolino Rosa. Vines are 80 years old on average, with many over 100 years in age, with sandy soils at 750+ meters in elevation. Spontaneous fermentation with wild yeasts in stainless steel, aged for 8 months in steel, unfined, unfiltered.
Tasting Notes: Sleek strawberry, red currant, candied rose petal glide atop a tarry earth, mineral core. Tangy acidity and light bergamot black tea tannins fuse with black cherry on the smoky earth finish. Absolutely spectacular, a gorgeous play between ethereal and vibrant.
100% Chiavennasca [Nebbiolo]
Alpi Retiche IGT
Bottled by S.A. Barbacàn di Angelo Sega e Figli