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Proprieta Sperino Uvaggio 2015 £27.95
PROPRIETA SPERINO UVAGGIO
Grapes for this wine were grown in the Ormeggio, Castagnola and Belvedere vineyards in Lessona in the Orolungo region. The altitude is between 290-350 metres above sea level. Soils are sandy and acidic (pH 4.5 - 5.5) and rich in minerals and trace elements including iron, manganese, aluminium and zinc. Some fruit was also sourced from the 35 year old Madonna degli Angeli vineyard in Brusnengo in the Forte region which is included in the Bramaterra D.O.C.
After a cold winter with ample snow, vines had an early start, only to slow down during cool, damp weather in late spring. This caused some pressure from mildew, but the dry summer reduced most of the fungal disease problems. A hot spell mid-August was followed by two days of rain at the beginning of September that ushered in cooler weather. The late August rain and drop in temperature created ideal conditions for ripening Nebbiolo, allowing the grapes to slowly develop ripe tannins and strong varietal characters. Harvest for this vintage was in the last week of September.
Vibrant ruby red, this youthful wine has perfumes full of rich cherry and plum fruit. The lifted palate is packed with attractive juicy fruit and is given great texture by the supple, approachable tannins. The red fruit flavours linger and encourage you to pour another glass!