Massimo Clerico. Coste della Sesia Rosso 'Ca' du Leria'

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Coste della Sesia Nebbiolo DOC
Grape  Nebbiolo 50% Croatina 50%

A little lighter than usual, the Croatina suffered some frost damage so there is more Nebbiolo than usual in this wine.  Marked by delicate spice and pure damson fruit.  A full flavoured characterful wine. 13%
3000 bottles made

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This is named after the vineyard below Massimo’s home which is planted with Nebbiolo and Croatina.  It is an old vineyard and a part of it goes towards this classic Uvaggio (also, the previous name for this wine) while a part is used for Lessona.  The Croatina makes up half the blend, it is an early budder and is susceptible to frost damage, as in 2018 where the Nebbiolo is in the ascendency.  An extraordinary wine, with delicate spice and pure damson fruit. 

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