A few kilometers from Sondrio (northern Italy), Montagna in Valtellina village, there is such Credaro Bruno, frank and persevering part-time winemaker, which produces this assembled 95% Chiavennasca - so here they called Nebbiolo - with two native grapes, 3 % of Rossola and 2% of Pignola.
I met Bruno, at the latest edition of Winegrowers Wine tasting in Fornovo and already I liked it, enough to convince me to purchase a few bowls.
The nose springs small berries - raspberry, blueberry and black currant - with touches of aromatic mountain herbs and spice, within a framework of vibrant minerality.
A palate of freshing verticality, is the guarantor of the olfactory scheme, confirming the fraction of red berry fruits and giving a strong dimension of rocky minerality. Passing of time, it widens, and becomes more complex and structured. A pleasant final, on dark spice touches and saline inserts.