The Lessona is a classic expression of Alto Piemonte Nebbiolo, a window into the past, a reflection of the previous greatness the area was known for.
This wine is comprised of 100% Nebbiolo, sourced from what Luca De Marchi says would be the two Grand Cru vineyards in the region (if a classification ever occurs), Covà and Monfalcone. After rigorous selection of fruit, the grapes were de-stemmed and pressed softly to favor the aromatic profile of perfectly ripe Nebbiolo in this excellent vintage. The wine is matured for thirty-two months in barrels of various sizes, and then aged in bottle for another year in the cellar.
In the glass, the wine has a saturated, deep ruby red color that gradually warms to red mahogany at the edge. Sweet amarena cherries, dried rose petals, rosemary and pine needles emerge on the nose, seasoned with a faint suggestion of sweet herbs, baking spices and wild mint as the wine spends time in the glass.
On the palate, the wine is powerful, but with a silken finesse, with a core of succulent red and black fruit flavors that echo the nose, all of which is seasoned by a persistent mineral acidity that carries the flavors through a seemingly endless finish.
Producer: Propietà Sperino
Region: Alto Piemonte
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