DOC

Lessona

Quintino Sella, eminent Italian statesman and economist, appointed Minister of Finance several times, chose Lessona wine to toast on the first government of Italy’s national unity.

Features

Production area: municipality of Lessona, province of Biella.

 

Varietals (%): Nebbiolo (locally called Spanna) minimum 85%; other varietals such as Vespolina and Uva Rara (a.k.a. Bonarda Novarese) either alone or in blend up to 15% maximum.

 

Colour: Garnet with orangy hues if aged.

 

Nose: fine and intense with violet suggestions.

 

Palate: dry, sapid and pleasantly tannic.

 

Ageing: minimum 22 months of which 12 oak according to the designation guidelines. The Riserva version requires a longer ageing time of 46 months of which 30 in oak.

 

Serving temperature: 18°-20°C

 

Best if paired with: the all range of classic Piedmont disse such as boiled meats, game, long-seasoned cheeses and fondue.