LE STRIE winery is a Very small, family-run farm, dedicated to producing high quality Nebbiolo wines in very small numbers: the average production is about 10.000 bottles per year. There are four of us: Luciana, Marisa, Paolo and Stefano and we grow directly our vineyard which is a bit more than two hectars wide. Most of the grapes comes from our vineyards and we buy only a small amount of them. We promote and sell directly our wines.
Le Strie winery was established in 2003 by Stefano, Paolo, Luciana and Marisa.
Our farm is a very peculiar one: none of us was born in Valtellina valley: Paolo and Marisa come from Venice, Luciana comes from Marche region and Stefano comes from Rome.
Valtellina valley wine district is located north-east of Milan, in the middle of the Alps and close to Como lake. Terroir Valtellina has special features: we have beautiful terraced vineyards which dates back to centuries ago and the soil is sandy, acidic, with a lot of stones inside. In these conditions, Nebbiolo, which is the main grape variety grown here, gives great fine red wines.
Le Strie winery is a small family run farm: we currently have a bit more than two hectar wide vineyard and our average annual production is about 10.000 bottles. We do everything on our own: we directly work in the vineyards, we make the wine, promote and sell it.
Our history started in 1993 when me, Stefano, and Paolo met in Sondrio for job reasons. We both have a degree in agricoltural science and moved to Valtellina to work in the this field; Luciana and Marisa work in different sectors.
We started growing vines in 1995 and in 2002 decided to make our own wine instead of just selling the grapes.
Our aim was making personal and, so to speak, “terroir” wines trying to point out the peculiar features of Nebbiolo grape grown in Valtellina wine district. To get this goal, we started to grow the vines according to guyot method preserving, where possible, the old vineyards along with their genetic biodiversity and made new plantings only when necessary.
Moreover, we changed stakes and wires in order to widen the foliage surface and, as a consequence, provide the best conditions for ripening the grapes.
In our vineyards, as well as the most part of Valtellina vineyards, no mechanization is possible at all: this because of the terraces. We do not use any erbicides and cut the grass instead; as far as spraying the vineyards are concerned, we do in according the integrated pest control method, which means that we do it only when it is strictly necessary, taking into account of the wheater conditions and the vegetative stage of the vines. Picking the grapes is manual, too: we do it making an accurate selection and use small cranes in order not to squeeze the grapes.
We take the grapes to the cellar where it is crushed and destemmed. Fermentation is spontaneous for all the wines, apart from Sforzato di Valtellina docg: it takes place by indigenous yeasts which are naturally located on the grape’s skins. The sulphur dioxide level in our wines is very low, we do not clarify them and we only make a slight filtration before bottling.
Our cellar is located in the town of Ponte in Valtellina, Via Sant’Ignazio snc
Valtellina wine district is located in Italy, Lombardy region, north east of Milan, in the middle of the Alps, close to the Swiss border.
It is one of the few places in Italy where Nebbiolo grape variety is grown.
In Valtellina valley you can find beautiful terraced vineyards which dates back to centuries ago: they are very hard to work on but they are capable to give fine Nebbiolo wines with unique features.
To contact us
Stefano Vincentini: (+39) 335 1273509
Paolo Culatti: (+39) 340 2935760