Massimo Clerico. Lessona Riserva
Lessona Riserva DOC
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2013 Bitter black cherry on the nose; sloe and bramble, dense rich fruit with a freshness and length. A majestic wine of real vigour and elegance. 13%
Clerico’s Lessona Riserva is an iconic Biellese wine, the style is uncompromising and individual. Massimo uses only the oldest Nebbiolo vines from Vigna Gaja and some Vespolina. These grapes are hand-picked when they are at optimum ripeness. Massimo uses an extended fermentation on the skins using a ‘submerged cap’ for 40 days. The extraction of flavour is marked, the tannins can be a little aggressive when the wine is young though they soften majestically. The wine is then aged in botti, large French oak barrels for 3 years and bottled unfiltered. It is matured for at least another year before being offered for sale.