2010 Proprietà Sperino "Uvaggio" Costa della Sesia
The 2010 Uvaggio jumps from the glass with freshly cut flowers, mint, spices and sweet red berries. The Uvaggio is vibrant and mid-weight, yet it possesses lovely fleshiness. Savory and floral, the 2010 does a brilliant job of balancing aromatics, fruit and structure, all in a hugely appealing wine that is utterly irresistible. The brilliant, saline-infused finish adds considerable character and personality. What a gorgeous wine this is.
This is a side project from Paolo de Marchi, the founder of Isole e Olena, which helped lead the charge in reestablishing Chianti Classico as the great winegrowing region that it is. He always dreamed of restoring the winegrowing tradition of Lessona, and in 1999 he and his son Luca did just that, taking the reins and restoring this historic family estate in the northern Piemontese village of Lessona. The Uvaggio is a unique wine, combining the aromatic complexity, depth and longevity of Nebbiolo with Vespolina and Croatina. The 2010 has the finesse and filigree of the finest Burgundy, with the unmistakable character of Nebbiolo.