Sperino - Lessona Doc 2006 - Italian Red Wine 75cl Bottle

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Sperino - Lessona Doc 2006
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75cl Bottle
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This wine displays hints of violets, cherries, raspberries, wild herbs and hints of tar, as well as ripe tannins and high acidity.

Long, elegant and complex on the finish.

The grapes for this wine mainly come from the Ormeggio and Castagnola vineyas in the Orolungo region. The climate is dry with generous light, and cool night breezes mitigate the hot summer days and ensure a long growing season. Soils are marine sands, mixed with glacial sediment, rich in minerals and trace elements. These ancient marine sands make the soils here some of the most acidic in the wine producing world (pH4.5-5.5), but at the same time allow the vines' roots to explore deep into the ground and absorb minerals in quantities impossible in other conditions. Plant density is 5,000 vines per hectare, using the best, newest clones.

Vespolina grapes were hand-picked in the last week in September, whereas the Nebbiolo grapes were not harvested until the second week in October.

The grapes were destemmed and pressed then the must vinified in the old, gravity-fed cellar which dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. Fermentation took place in squat, open upright oak casks with natural yeasts. Maceration lasted 3-4 weeks with regular punching down of the cap. The wine was aged in a mixture of new and old barriques (225L), puncheons (500L) and oval 15 hectolitre casks for 30 months.

Grape varieties: 95% Nebbiolo, 5% Vespolina.

SILVER - Sommelier Wine Awards 2010.



Category(s):     Red Wine

Producer: Proprieta Sperino   -   www.proprietasperino.it
ABV:   12.5%
Brand:   Proprieta Sperino
Country of Origin:   Italy
Grape Type:   Vespolina
Grape Type:   Nebbiolo
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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