2011 Proprietà Sperino - Lessona (93 pts) #winereview  -

2011 Proprietà Sperino - Lessona (93 pts) #winereview -

3/15/2021, 7:03:20 AM
2011 Proprietà Sperino - Lessona (93 pts) #winereview - First off this wine has a great story behind it. This wine is made by the de Marchi family who own Isole & Olena that make great elegant Chiant Classicos and Cepparello the famous Sangiovese based Super Tuscan. There hometown is in Northern Piedmont. In 1999 they returned to their family estate in Lessona, cleared the forest that grew around the vines and started making this 💯 Nebbiolo wine and blend of Nebbiolo, Vespolina, and Croatina called Uvaggio. The prodigal sons have returned to restore Lessona's wine making legacy to what it once was in turn of the 20th century. . Let's get into the 🍷. Medium- ruby color with a pale garnet rim. Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of dark cherry, blackberry, raspberry, violets, anise, coffee, and a hint of menthol. On the palate the wine is dry, high acidity, medium+ alcohol, medium+ grippy yet fine tannins, and medium body. There is a weightiness to the wine, but it's only medium body which is confusing me in a good way. Ripe dark cherry and blackberry to start. Quickly follows into dried flowers, anise, and tobacco. And finishes with a long finish that I can only describe as wild berry sorbet with mint. There is a creaminess that is why I am saying sorbet. By far this is the best Lessona I have ever tried albeit a small sample size. There is an elegant and refinement to the wine. It's a little lighter in terms of structure than Barolo or Barbaresco, but balances flavor, great acidity, and elegant fine tannins in a harmonious package. Well done! 👏 #italy #piedmont #altopiemonte #lessona #proprietasperino #nebbiolo #cepparello #isoleeolena #wine #vin #vino #葡萄酒 #vinho #wein #winelover #winegeek #winetasting #wsetdiploma #winestagram #wineterroir #sommelier #winelife #wineoclock #postmorewine #lovewine #winetime #wineporn #instawine

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