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Mamete Prevostini Chiavennasca Rosato, 2018

$20.00
Mamete Prevostini Chiavennasca Rosato, 2018

Mamete Prevostini Chiavennasca Rosato, 2018

$20.00
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The dynamo that is Mamete Prevostini is an absolute maestro when it comes to Nebbiolo. He is not interested in producing big fat wines, oaky crowd-pleasers, or wines made with intentional cause and effect for a journalist and a bigger score. Mamete’s focus is purity and flavor; the essence of Nebbiolo with an emphasis on what the special Valtellina soils give to the vines. Unlike the Nebbiolo of Piemonte, the Valtellina grapes grow at a higher altitude during a shorter growing season with cooler days and nights. The wines, with their crystalline fresh nature are every bit as intense as their Piedmont cousins, offering a greater wingspan of aromas and a lightness on their feet the Piedmont brethren would be hard pressed to duplicate. Tasters will recognize quickly these qualities and differences in each of the Prevostini wines.

I met Mamete Prevostini in 2002 at a Slow Food event in Chicago featuring wines of Valtellina. There were at least a dozen producers there showing their wines in one of the premium art galleries in the city. Mamete's were the only ones I liked. I think what struck me the most was their elegance; they danced rather than stomped across the palate but with great authority and concentration. Of course as luck would have it he was already committed to a national importer. I would see Mamete every couple of years at VinItaly and taste the wines. They never ceased to delight me. Finally in 2008 or 09 he said he was now looking to work with local importers and our partnership began. The hard part was deciding where to begin. There were so many to chose from. I began with 3 and every year have added to the collection. Each expression is different but hones to his vision and philosophy. Grace, elegance, power without weight.