2010 Proprietà Sperino "Uvaggio" Costa della Sesia

SKU #1161221 94 points Antonio Galloni

 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.  (3/ 2014)

K&L Notes

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.

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By: Ryan Woodhouse |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/5/2014  | Send Email
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Just an enchanting wine. Fresh, bright floral aromatics with plenty of crushed dark fruits, ground spice and Agar wood. The wine has power, tension, focus and poise. There is a wonderful interplay of dark and light; deep rich fruit and earth contrasted by floral aspects and high toned perfume. There is plenty of structure here but the tannins are fine and not austere in anyway. This can be enjoyed now with some decanting or put away for a decade. Really special wine.
Drink from 2014 to 2025

By: Greg St. Clair |  K&L Staff Member  |  Review Date: 5/5/2014  | Send Email
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This extraordinary wine comes from Alto Piemonte, thatís the region up against the Swiss Alps on Piemonteís northern border, a couple of hours west of Milan. Uvaggio is Italian for grape blend and the Proprietà Sperino "Uvaggio" is a blend of 65% Nebbiolo, 20% Vespolina and 15% Croatina. Sperinoís Uvaggio shows surprising grace and has currents of flavor, flowing across the palate where its supple nature is immediately pleasing. There are hints of spice, leather and earth that would make you think this is a greater percentage Nebbiolo but the fruit aromatics and supple presence in your mouth makes you think twice. The Vespolina and Croatina add a mid palate full of warm, red fruit character that combines with the Nebbioloís earthy nature giving you a complex array of flavors and a harmonious texture. While the wine isnít BIG by any imagination this isnít a delicate wine either there is a little bit of tannin initially so I would suggest 30 minutes in a decanter and it will all come together. This wine is also capable of aging well for another 5-6 years but if youíre like me once you taste it now it will be hard to hold on to!
Drink from 2014 to 2020

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Varietal:

Other Red Wines

Country:

Italy

- Once named Enotria for its abundant vineyards, Italy (thanks to the ancient Greeks and Romans) has had an enormous impact on the wine world. From the shores of Italy, the Romans brought grapes and their winemaking techniques to North Africa, Spain and Portugal, Germany, France, the Danube Valley, the Middle East and even England. Modern Italy, which didn't actually exist as a country until the 1870s, once produced mainly simple, everyday wine. It wasn't until the 1970s that Italy began the change toward quality. The 1980s showed incredible efforts and a lot of experimentation. The 1990s marked the real jump in consistent quality, including excellence in many Region that had been indistinct for ages. The entire Italian peninsula is seeing a winemaking revolution and is now one of the most exciting wine Region in the world. For our entire Italian wine selection, click here. Click for a list of bestselling items from all of Italy.
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Piedmont

- Piedmont is in the Northwestern region of Italy, bordering France and Switzerland. Piedmont is predominantly a plain where the water flows from the Swiss and French Alps to form the headwaters of the Po river. The major wine producing areas are in the southern portion of the region in the hills known as the "Langhe". Here the people speak a dialect that is 1/3 French and 2/3 Italian that portrays their historical roots. Their cuisine is one of the most creative and interesting in Italy. Nebbiolo is the King grape here, producing Barolo and Barbaresco. In addition, the Barbera and Dolcetto are the workhorse grapes that produce the largest quantity of wine. Piedmont is predominantly a red wine producing area. There are a few whites made in Piedmont, and the Moscato grape produces a large volume of sweet, semi-sweet and sparkling wines as well.