Proprietà Sperino 'Rosa del Rosa' Rosato Nebbiolo
Grape: Nebbiolo, Vespolina
Proprieta’ Sperino was established in the 19th century by Casimiro Sperino, an ophthalmologist and military doctor with a passion for winemaking. His son, Felice, took up the reins and contributed considerable research to the battle against phylloxera. The estate passed to the De Marchi family, who all but abandoned it until 1999, when Paolo De Marchi and his son Luca revived the castle and cellars. The Property is situated in the village of Lessona, and the majority of the vineyards are at the foot of Monte Rosa, the second highest peak in the Alps. The Nebbiolo grape in the star here, It’s grown without herbicides or chemical fertilizers; instead, they house millions of California red earthworms to turn manure into nutrient-rich humus. The grapes are hand-harvested, hand-sorted, and fermented in broad, open, wooden casks. The blend for this vintage is 85% Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina. Mineral, fresh, and savoury. A complex, yet crushable rosé.