Valtellina report 2019 – part 1

Valtellina in summer

Walter calls this 'a concise history of more than 2,000 years of wine production' in this spectacular alpine setting. It is complemented by his tasting notes on 62 current examples. A number of them will be shown at our first Valtellina Night, to be held in London on Sunday 1 December. See also part 2 of this report.

I once asked the éminence grise of Italian wine in the UK, Nicolas Belfrage MW, if in his long, productive life he had visited every region of Italy. Belfrage, who turns 80 next year, admitted he had never been to Valtellina. He may have had...