Proprieta Sperino Uvaggio Coste della Sesia Rosso 2018
Region: Coste della Sesia, Piemonte, Italy
Bottle size: 75cl
Grape: 80% Nebbiolo 15% Vespolina 5% Croatina
Vibrant ruby red in colour, this wine has a spicy nose. The palate is fresh and juicy, packed with attractive red fruits. It has a great texture thanks to the supple, approachable tannins and well-balanced acidity. More savoury and mineral notes come through on the long finish.
Grapes for this wine were grown in the Ormeggio, Castagnola and Belvedere vineyards in Lessona in the Orolungo region. The altitude is between 290-350 metres above sea level. Soils are sandy, acidic (pH 4.5 - 5.5) and rich in minerals and trace elements including iron, manganese, aluminium and zinc. Some fruit was also sourced from the 35 year old Madonna degli Angeli vineyard in Brusnengo in the Forte region which is included in the Bramaterra D.O.C.
This splendid 10 hectare hillside estate is situated in the small town of Lessona, near Biella in northern Piemonte. It passed into the De Marchi family (of top Chianti Classico estate, Isole e Olena) through their relative, Felice Sperino, a passionate viticulturist and professor in Turin.