Proprieta Sperino, Lessona 2017Regular price $95.00 Save $-95.00
Variety: Nebbiolo and Vespolina
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.
Historically, Lessona may have been known as the greatest region in Italy. Eventually, the area became overlooked. It remains a place in the Alta Piemonte consistently producing age worthy wines with aromatic intensity and elegance. “Lessona” is sourced from the two vineyards some consider to be the Grand Crus of the region. This wine ages for 32 months in barrels of various sizes and then another year in the bottle.