Valtellina wine and tasting: authentic flavors
Choosing Bormio as the destination for your holidays means indulging your senses. You won't have to choose between your sense of sight and your sense of taste as both will be equally satisfied: the former by the beautiful scenery, and the latter by the fruits of the earth and the famous Valtellina wines.
Valtellina, a divine spirit
About 30-40 km from Bormio is an area of land that has been truly blessed by nature as regards vineyards.
The terraced vineyards of Valtellina have been nominated to become a UNESCO-protected World Heritage Site, such is their morphological, historical and cultural importance.
A trip in the direction of the terraced vineyards of the Nebbiolo grapes, with some detours to the various wineries for tastings of delicious DOCG Valtellina wines, would therefore be an excellent idea to make your holiday at Bormio absolutely perfect.
Why visit the terraced vineyards
If traveling is a means to get to know a place, visiting the terraced vineyards of Valtellina means retracing the cultural origins of this territory, and appreciating the sentiment inherent in it. This, in fact, has been demonstrated by the bravery with which farmers in the past centuries worked the land, too rugged and inaccessible for farm machinery by hand.
Typical Valtellina wines
Among the best-loved Valtellina wines are the Valtellina Superiore: Valgella, Grumello, Sassella, Inferno, Maroggia and in particular, Sforzato (Sfursat), a dry raisin wine whose grapes are left to dry on racks until January before being harvested.
For any further indications, do not hesitate to contact us! Our Chiara is an impassioned sommelier and will show you the best wineries to visit and can organize, on request, to accompany you on guided tours and tastings.