Famous for its amazing scenery and unique terroir, the Valtellina DOCG is home to the most expansive mountainous viticultural area of Italy. Located high in the Alps near the Swiss border, this picturesque district of Lombardy has found international acclaim for its “Nebbiolo of the Rocks”, a wine that evokes the Alpine climate and distinguishes itself from its Langhe cousins more readily available in the market. Here, Nebbiolo is traditional yet contemporary, elegant yet vibrant.

 

One of the region’s young and dynamic producers, Davide Bana inherited a passion for the vine from his grandfather. At the young age of 27, he made the decision to quit his job in Switzerland and return to the land. Founding Ca Bianche with a single hectare of vineyards in his native village Baruffini, he worked hard to achieve his vision of a wine that represented the best of the land. Today, the estate boasts 2 hectares of vines and 2 wines, both made in the traditional styles found in Valtellina—an aged wine bearing the Superiore designation and a fruit driven, appassimento version known as Sforzato. Matured in a combination of large and small French oak barrels, they are some of the most expressive found in the DOCG.

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"La Tena" Valtellina Superiore DOCG

Valtellina Superiore Riserva DOCG

"Faset" Sforzato di Valtellina DOCG

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