Proprieta Sperino, 'L Franc Bandit 2015Regular price $130.00 Save $-130.00
Variety: Cabernet Franc
Stated as “a courageous wine growing archaeology project, that speaks of passion. Proprieta Sperino is the realization of a dream: to restore the important tradition of Lessona wines by recovering the historic cellars to produce a wine with the greatest respect for local tradition.” This is the undertaking of famed winemaker, Paolo di Marchi, a pursuit that defines the second portion of his wine career. Paolo gained recognition at his Tuscan property, Isole e Olena, and now he wants to revive the Northern Piemonte site that has been in his family for years. This project was started in 1999 and now Paolo, with his son Luca, are producing classic wines from these incredible vineyards, which have a history dating back to the early 1800’s. It is exciting to see work going back into the region to make it great again.
Coming from sandy soils in Lessona that are much better suited for Nebbiolo, this Cabernet Franc marches to the beat of its own drum. It hails from a vineyard in Lessona right outside the winery. This wine ages in half French oak barriques, the other half ageing in new oak barrels, all for 40 months. It will remain bottled until its release.