2021 Proprieta Sperino, Rosa del Rosa, 12x750ml

2021 Proprieta Sperino, Rosa del Rosa, 12x750ml

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Case size: 12 / Bottle size: 750ml

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From £155.00

Critics Score: 93

Publication: Eric Guido, Vinous

The 2019 Sperino Rosa del Rosa is stunning, opening to reveal depths of ripe peach and strawberry, with hints of cumin, ginger, dried orange, and roses. It floods the palate with silky textures, tugging at the cheeks as zesty acids settle in, then soothing through sweet liquid florals and ripe fruit. The finish is long, showing a hint of fine tannins, yet not austere; instead tactile, perfectly balanced with a hint of savory spice and just begging me to take another sip. This is a blend of Nebbiolo and Vespolina, which is gorgeous right now, but it may even get better with a little time in the cellar. Frankly, it was hard to put the glass down.
2021 Proprieta Sperino, Rosa del Rosa, 12x750ml

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.

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.

Upon arrival at the winery the bunches were rigorously sorted on a conveyor belt to ensure that only those in pristine condition made it into the wine. The grapes were then destemmed and very gently pressed and gravity-fed into the fermentation tank. The juice was macerated on the skins for 8 hours to extract colour and aroma and was then drained off the skins to finish the fermentation at controlled temperatures of around 16°C. Following fermentation, the wine was aged on its fine lees for 5 months and was bottled in early March. The wine is unoaked in order to retain the delicate Nebbiolo fruit flavours and perfume.