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Tenute Sella Lessona Lessona, Piemonte D.O.C 2012

Tenute Sella Lessona Lessona, Piemonte D.O.C 2012
Tenute Sella Lessona Lessona, Piemonte D.O.C 2012

Lessona, Piemonte D.O.C, Italy



Community Score: 4.6/5
Community Reviews: 5
 
Price: $38.00
Sweetness: Extra Dry
Alcohol: 13%
 

Drink: 2015-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml
Winery: Tenute Sella Lessona

Greg Hughes rated this wine as 94/100 with the following review:

A blend of 80% Nebbiolo and 20% Vespolina aged for two years in barrel. It saw some cellar tike before release too. These wines are pretty long-lived and sometimes need a bit of patience for them to enter their drinking window.
This is a great producer too. Sella is one of the more prominent producers across Biella's various gorwing areas. Their owner, Marco Rizzetti, has been a major driving force behind the recognition of this region for its history and quality.
The 2012 Lessona needs a bit of airtime to truly express itself, but it is phenomenal.
Pretty and bright ruby/garnet colour.
Wonderful aromas of currant, strawberry, balsam, clove, cinnamon stick, pomegranate, and some subtle truffle.
It is suave, medium to full bodied. Flavours of cherry, more pomegranate, licorice, subtle smoke, fresh and dried berries, and subtle suggestion of tea leaves.
Lessona's soil is not entirely volcanic, like its Biellese sibling, Bramaterra. The soils are part of a large gold-bearing moraine deposited there in the last ice age. It is mostly calcareous and provides Lessona a seductive softness not often seen with Nebbiolo.
These wines are rare - especially in North America. Let this serve as an alert to wine nerds and connoisseurs to snatch these up when you have the chance.
 

  


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