Proprietà Sperino is managed by Luca and his father Paolo De Marchi (of Isole e Olena in Chianti Classico). This property is an estate based in Lessona in northern Piedmont.
It sits at a fascinating spot just at the base of the Italian Alps in a place characterized by one of the most dramatic altitude ascents in Italy.
This wine is named Uvaggio in reference to the fact it represents a blend of three grapes: 80% Nebbiolo, 15% Vespolina and 5% Croatina.
Grapes for this wine are grown in the Ormeggio, Castagnola and Belvedere vineyards in Lessona in the Orolungo region. They are also grown in the 35 year old Madonna degli Angeli vineyard in Brusnengo in the Forte region.
Some of the fruit for the 2014 Coste della Sesia Uvaggio is harvested from parcels with marine sand soils from the pliocene period that impart elegant mineral characteristic, and other fruit is harvested from granite-rich soils that give more structure to the wine.
This is a deep and authentic red wine with a lot of finesse, it opens with lovely scents of red berry, crushed rose, graphite and tones of spice. The palate offers sour cherry, raspberry, white pepper and mineral while fresh acidity and polished tannins provide impeccable balance.