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2007 Proprieta Sperino Lessona
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93 Points | Stephen Tanzer's IWC - September 2011

Medium red.  Captivating aromas of sour cherry, rose petal, cinnamon and musky minerality.  Supple on entry, then explosive in the middle palate, offering compelling red fruit perfume without any undue weight.  Finishes very long and precise, thanks to terrific acidity and firm but fine-grained tannins.  This utterly seamless and very refined mostly-nebbiolo wine is made in the cooler northern reaches of the Piedmont region by Paolo De Marchi, owner of the top Chianti estate Isole e Olena.  (ST)

94 Points | Robert Parker's The Wine Advocate

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by Golubeva14105281
It took me 4 bottles just to grasp this one. Vibrant translucent ruby red. Tart with a hint of meat on the nose. Initially minerals dominate. Later sour cherry and generic acidity become more pronounced. Terrific lift and ethereal tannins persist throughout.


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Italy, like France, offers a world of wine styles within a single country: dry Italian white wines ranging from lively and minerally to powerful and full-bodied; cheap and cheerful Italian red wines in both a cooler, northern style and a richer, warmer southern style; structured, powerful reds capable of long aging in bottle; sparkling wines; sweet wines and dessert wines.
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Nebbiolo based wines made outside the Langhe hills are often lost in the commotion over Barolo and Barbaresco. The provinces of Vercelli and Novarra in the northern reaches of the Piedmont area are home to wines like Carema, Ghemme, and Gattinara. The latter two wines are mostly Nebbiolo, which as traditionally been blended with...
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