Sperino - 'L Franc Bandit 2006 - Italian Red Wine 75cl Bottle


Sperino - 'L Franc Bandit 2006
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Chocolate and cool earth notes on the nose, followed by cassis, tobacco and stewed plum flavours on the palate.

This wine is elegant and beautifully balanced, rich yet smooth with medium body and supple tannins.

Long and elegant finish.

The fruit for this wine is sourced from the 0.4 hectare Castagnola vineyard which is located in Lessona between 290-310 metres above sea level in the Orolungo region. Soils here are ancient marine sands from the pliocene period on igneous rock (granite), topped with more recent silty glacial sediments. The soil is acidic (pH 4.5 - 5.5) and rich in minerals and trace elements including iron, manganese, aluminium and zinc. The vines are 100% Cabernet Franc from Bordeaux clones, 3309-C, 101-14 (low vigour rootstocks) with a density of 5,000 vines per hectare.

The grapes were hand pick in mid October and sorted while on the conveyor belt, then destemmed and gently pressed. They were then fed by gravity into the fermentation tanks. Fermentation took place with natural yeasts in open topped wooden fermenters. Maceration lasted 3-4 weeks with regular punching down of the cap. The wine aged in French oak barriques, 50% new oak, for two years. It remained in bottle for some time before release.

Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Proprieta Sperino   -   www.proprietasperino.it
ABV:   13.5%
Appellation:   Vino da Tavola
Brand:   Proprieta Sperino
Country of Origin:   Italy
Food Match:   Pork
Food Match:   Smoked Dishes
Grape Type:   Cabernet Franc
Region:   Piedmont
Vintage:   2006


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Producer Information

This splendid 7 hectare hillside estate is situated in the small town of
Lessona, near Biella in northern Piemonte. It passed into the De Marchi
family through their relative, Felice Sperino, a passionate viticulturist
and professor in Turin. Paolo De Marchi is the winemaker and owner of
top Chianti Classico estate, Isole e Olena, and he inherited Proprieta
Sperino from his grandfather.
Since the 1970s, Paolo has dreamed of revitalising the Sperino estate and in the last few years has started doing so, together with his elder son, Luca. They plan to increase the area under vineyard to 8 hectares in the future. The climate here is more moderate than in the Langhe, with milder winters due to the protection provided by the Alps to the north. The sandier soil, which is among the most acidic in the wine producing world, together with a
longer growing season, gives wines which are less burly and structured
than those from the Langhe.

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