This splendid 10 hectare hillside estate is situated in the small town of Lessona, near Biella in northern Piemonte. It passed into the De Marchi family (of top Chianti Classico estate, Isole e Olena) through their relative, Felice Sperino, a passionate viticulturist and professor in Turin.
The wines are consistently superb. They are very Burgundian in style, light in colour yet intense, scented and long. Their ‘Rosa del Rosa’ rosato is a lovely Nebbiolo rosé with a mineral and savoury character. The nose is engaging with distinct aromas of white peach and wild strawberries. On the palate, it is dry, with a savoury, mineral character and a mouth-filling core of ripe orchard fruit, leading to a clean, fresh finish