THE VALTELLINA, HOME TO CHIAVENNASCA GRAPE by Jennifer Martin

The Valtellina is a lesser explored wine region tucked into the mountainous landscapes of northern Lombardy near Lake Como with the Alps and Switzerland bordering to the north.  The Adda river runs through the area from east to west.  It’s also been nominated as a UNESCO world heritage site.  Nebbiolo is most famously known for the Piedmont region, but it’s also the dominant grape of the Valtellina where its known as chiavennasca.

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