Proprieta Sperino - 'L Franc Bandit Vino da Tavola 2015
In 1999, Paolo De Marchi and his son Luca began laying the foundation to bring back the original family cellars in Lessona. With the goal of bringing the legendary wines of northern Piedmont back into the limelight. The first vintage 2004 was released in 2006. Most of the vines owned by Proprietà Sperino are in the historic district of Ori (meaning ‘gold’ in Italian), so-called for its bright yellow, deep marine sands characterizing the soil on the sunny pre-alpine plateau of Orolungo.
The noble terroir of Lessona gives a strong personality to this pure Cabernet Franc. It is an extraordinary showing because of the mature tannins, aromatic finesse, and savory minerality. This is an out of mind wine that breaks the appellation rules.
"Voted one of Ian D'Agata's Top 6 Cabernet Franc's from Italy. Made from only 0.4ha of vines in Lessona on sandy gravelly soils that are better known for outstanding Nebbiolo. 50% new wood and lots of perfume and power. Drink 2017-2030." - Decanter
"The NV (2009) L'Franc, 100% Cabernet Franc, is a new wine from Sperino. Over the years, Paolo De Marchi has proved he has the magic touch pretty much with every grape. You can add Cabernet Franc to the list. Here in its debut vintage, the L'Franc possesses remarkable varietal definition and finesse from start to finish. Violets, lavender, plums and mocha add further shades of nuance as it opens up. Amazingly, this fruit was not harvested until late October and into early November. Superb Cabernet Franc in Lessona? Yes, at Proprietà Sperino, it is possible." - Vinous
I would've never thought of a worldclass cabernet franc coming from Alto Piemonte, but I was impressed with the perfume and precision of this wine when I tasted it. This wine will turn heads and will make you ask the same question: Cabernet Franc from Alto Piemonte?. Simply outstanding.
Producer: Propietà Sperino
Region: Alto Piemonte
Appellation: Vino de Tavola
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