Monday, August 20, 2012

Proprieta Sperino Rosa del Rosa (2011) Piemonte

A summer fling from Proprieta Sperino, a winery located northeast of Turin in Lessona.  The estate was inherited by the De Marchi family in the middle of the 19th century that produced wine until 1952.  In the late 1990's Paolo De Marchi and his son Luca, began reclaiming the 25 acres of hillside vineyards by reclaiming the old Nebbiolo, and the ingigenous Vespolina and Croatina.  The 2011 Rosa del Rosa is made entirely in stainless from 85% Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina.  A terrific rose wine with bright red berry fruit on the nose and palate.  Delicious.  Old-school looking label.