About this winery
A courageous ‘wine growing archaeology’ project, that speaks of passion. Proprietà Sperino is the realisation of a dream: to restore the important tradition of Lessona wines by recovering the historic cellars to produce a wine with the greatest respect for local tradition. In the ‘seventies, Paolo De Marchi moved to Tuscany where he founded the wine producing estate Isole & Olena, which played a leading role in the rebirth of Chianti Classico. But his desire was to return to his family...
The grapes for this wine come from the Ormeggio and Castagnola vineyards in Lessona in the Orolungo region, the Covà vineyard in Castello and the Monfalcone vineyards. In the Lessona vineyards, soils comprise marine sands from the pliocene period on igneous rock, mixed with more recent glacial sediment. The soil is acid rich in minerals and trace elements including iron, manganese, aluminium and zinc.
The grapes are sorted while on the conveyor belt, then destemmed and gentlypressed then fed by gravity into the fermentation tank. Fermentation with natural yeasts in open topped wooden fermenters. Skin maceration lasts 21 days, with regular punching down of the cap. The wine then remained 18 months sur lie. The wine ages in barrels and oval 15 hectolitre casks for 32 months. Further ageing in bottle for some time before release.
The wine has vibrant mineral acidity, great aromatic impact, with body more delicate and finer than in other recent years.