Daily Wine News: Vibrant Valtellina

Posted by | Posted in Wine News | Posted on 02-03-2020

Vineyards in Valtellina. (Wikimedia)

Which wine grape is currently most fashionable? Jancis Robinson posits Nebbiolo, and looks at the distinctive wines it makes in Valtellina: “…so far off the path beaten by most wine lovers that it receives scant attention but deserves much more. Not least because the style of Valtellina wines is so in tune with what many twenty-first-century wine drinkers seek: fresh, pure, expressive and mineral. The wines also tend usefully to mature rather earlier than Barolo. Oh, and they are cheaper.”

In Wine Spectator, Dana Nigro looks at how forward-thinking winegrowers are banking on their crop’s genetic diversity to help them survive as the global climate changes in coming decades.

In Wine & Spirits Magazine, Joshua Greene also explores the importance of local varieties and a diverse genetic pool for sustaining vineyards through a changing climate.

Basic Bordeaux wine is now trading for less than the break-even point for growers, putting many in financial peril, reports Wine-Searcher.

Two years on from gaining its AVA status— uniquely defined by the wind— Jeff Cox assesses the quality of Petaluma Gap Chardonnays and Pinot Noirs in Decanter.

Hannah Selinger explores Long Island’s promising wine scene in Wine Enthusiast.

In the Washington Post, Dave McIntyre offers tips for picking a Valentine’s Day wine.

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