Balgera Valtellina Superiore Sassella on
The Balgera vineyards, just west of Sondrio in the ValtellinaNebbiolo grapes hanging out in the Balgera vineyard.Time to harvest the Nebbiolo grapesGetting the nebbiolo grapes ready for the crushThe Valtellina DOCG regions

Balgera Valtellina Superiore Sassella 2004


Mountain Nebbiolo.


These are the names given to the light, aromatic interpretation of Nebbiolo grown in the chilly northern edges of Lombardy in the Valtellina. We're talking alpine wine, with vineyards growing along perilously steep slopes.

Paolo Balgera has created some Nebbiolo magic with his Sassella 2004 bottling. After spending 3 years in large Slovenian oak casks, the wine was left to evolve & mature in the bottle over 7 more years before release. The result is a medium-bodied Nebbiolo with bright red cherries, wild strawberries, blackberry brambles, and roses, with nice acidity and ready to drink today.

I'd pair Paolo's Sassella 2004 with Valtellina pasta dishes like Pizzocchero di Teglio, their glorious dish of buckwheat tagliatelle seasoned with cheese, potatoes, cabbage, sage, and butter! I'd also pair this with other Nebbiolo food friends, like vitello tonnato (veal with tuna sauce, delicious), pasta with robiola and truffles, roasted chicken, and braised pork shank.

Bottle Size: 750ml

Alcohol: 12.5%

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Additional Information

Weight 3 lbs


Bottle Size

750 mL

Grape Varietal

95% Nebbiolo, 5% Rossola Nera and Pignola



Bottles Produced


Servings per Bottle

4-6 glasses

Serving Temperature

65-72 degrees F

When to Drink

Drink now through 2024


3 years in untoasted Slavonian oak botti, followed by 7 years in the bottle before release