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"Uvaggio" 2013/14, Proprietà Sperino, Vigneti De Marchi, Piedmont, 14% vol, 75cl

“Uvaggio” 2013/14, Proprietà Sperino, Vigneti De Marchi, Piedmont, 14% vol, 75cl

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SKU : IR48

£27.90

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 through their relative, Felice Sperino, a passionate viticulturist and professor in Turin in the 19th century. Paolo De Marchi is the winemaker and owner of top Chianti Classico estate Isole e Olena, and he inherited Proprietà Sperino from his grandfather. Since the 1970’s, Paolo dreamt of revitalising the Sperino estate and in the last few years has realised his dream, together with his elder son, Luca.

 

70% Nebbiolo, 15% Vespolina and 15% Croatina.

 

The wines were vinified in the old, gravity-fed cellar which dates back to the beginning of the 19th century. Fermentation took place in squat, open upright oak casks. Maceration lasted 19 days with regular punching down of the cap. The wine was aged in a mixture of new and old barriques (225 litre), puncheons (500 litres) and 15 hectolitre casks for 18 months, nine of which were on the lees.

Vibrant ruby red, this youthful wine has perfumes full of rich cherry and plum fruit. The lifted palate is packed with attractive juicy fruit and is given great texture by the supple, approachable tannins. The finish is long and inviting.

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