This Rosato shows a bright pink colour with perfumes of wild strawberries and a touch of spicy cherries on the nose. On the palate, it is dry, with a savoury, mineral character, strawberry fruit and a black pepper edge. It has the perfect amount of body to balance the fragrant fruit with supple tannins and a clean, fresh finish.
Practising Organic, Vegan, Vegetarian
Grapes for this wine are grown in the Ormeggio, Castagnola and Belvedere vineyards in Lessona in the Orolungo region at 290-350 metres above sea level. Soils in Lessona are unique: they have originated from a super-volcano explosion 280 million years ago, then covered by the sea before resurfacing with Alps birth. This left in Lessona marine sands from the Pliocene period (known as “Ori di Lessona”) on an igneous rock subsoil, mixed with more recent glacial sediment. The soil is rich in minerals and trace elements including iron, manganese, aluminium and zinc. The high acidity of the soil makes minerals more available to the vines. Some grapes are sourced in the 45-90 year old Madonna degli Angeli vineyard in Brusnengo (in the Bramaterra D.O.C) at 350-420 metres above sea level. Soils in the here are composed of pebbles on a base of igneous rock which is close to the surface and veined with china clay.
Harvest took place from 24th September to 2nd October. The grapes were hand picked. Following sorting on a conveyor belt, the grapes were destemmed and gently pressed, then fed by gravity into the fermentation tank. Maceration lasted eight hours and was followed by a slow fermentation at 16°C. The wine remained on its lees in stainless-steel tanks for five months before bottling in February 2019. The wine is unoaked in order to retain the delicate Nebbiolo fruit and perfume.
This splendid 7.7 hectare hillside estate is situated in the small town of Lessona, near Biella in northern Piemonte. Paolo De Marchi, owner of top Chianti Classico estate Isole e Olena, inherited Proprietà Sperino from his grandfather, Felice Sperino, a passionate viticulturist and professor in Turin. Since the 1970s, Paolo has dreamed of revitalising the Sperino estate, a dream that has come to fruition with the help of his elder son, Luca, who now runs the estate and makes the wines with Paolo’s guidance.