Get 10% off the purchase price with every order of 12 bottles or more of still wine not already on sale. The savings add up!
Candela Prol, highly experienced certified wine educator and friend of the shop, is available for tastings and training for private and corporate events. For rates and other inquiries, please contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org .
*Offsite events are contracted to and coordinated by a 3rd party, and are in no way affiliated with Chambers Street Wines.
I love visiting the Valtellina; as you can see it's beautiful, and there's a special alpine atmosphere that's charmingly nostalgic even though it's a perfectly modern place. The wines have always been interesting, and of late there's a small group of very promising younger winemakers who should do great things. Actually, it's fair to say that it's already a great thing that a new generation is willing to take on the hard work - the VERY hard work - of farming in this challenging place.
The old wines can be very good indeed; they're not as structured as Piemontese Nebbiolo, but they seem to live just as long. Below you will find examples from some of the better historic producers - even the coop made good wine. Jamie Wolff
If you don't need luxe accomodation I highly recommend the Hotel Altavilla in Bianzone; they have a very good tradtional restaurant (with Slow Food Snail of Approval) and a good list of local wine. They should award a prize if you can finish the famous Valtellina pasta called pizzocheri - fuel for crossing mountains if there ever was any.
Isabella Pelizatti (Ar.Pe.Pe) on the steps between terraces in Sassella; the photo gives some idea of just how vertical the vineyards are; this is how you earn your Pizzocheri. In the period when the wines in this offer were made her family's winery was called 'Pelizzati'; the wines are very rare - I'm sorry we don't have any this time.
We always try to leave time (room?) for a visit to the beautiful shop called Ciapponi, in Morbegno. This is their Bitto cave.