Massimo Clerico. Lessona Riserva
Lessona Riserva DOC
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.
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.