Wine Va-Va-Valtellina

On the Italian/Swiss border, nestled high up amongst the alps, the Perego family have tended their vines on the steep granite terraces of Valtellina since 1860 – the Nebbiolo grown here has the romantic moniker of ‘Mountain Nebbiolo’. Fruit for this wine is sourced from the lower slopes of their ‘Sassella’ vineyard from vines up to 50 years old. Poured from magnum at Breddos Tacos during the takeover by their friends Guerrilla Tacos from Los Angeles, its high toned, sour cherry character was a worthy partner for oxtail tacos, clam tostadas and squid noodles with crispy pork: there may also have been mezcal.