2022 Proprieta Sperino, Rosa del Rosa, 12x750ml

2022 Proprieta Sperino, Rosa del Rosa, 12x750ml

Availability: 4 weeks

Case size: 12 / Bottle size: 750ml

Duty Status
From £155.00

Critics Score: 91

Publication: Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2022 Rosa del Rosa from Proprietà Sperino is a gorgeous wine to drink now and over the next year or two. Ripe red-fleshed fruit, citrus and floral accents are all framed by clean mineral notes. Creamy and textured in feel, the 2022 is delicious as an aperitif, but also has enough depth and overall complexity to offer fine drinking at the dinner table.
This splendid 7.7 hectare hillside estate is situated in the small town of Lessona, near Biella in northern Piemonte. Paolo De Marchi, owner of top Chianti Classico estate Isole e Olena, inherited Proprietà Sperino from his grandfather, Felice Sperino, a passionate viticulturist and professor in Turin. Since the 1970s, Paolo has dreamed of revitalising the Sperino estate, a dream that has come to fruition with the help of his elder son, Luca, who now runs the estate and makes the wines with Paolo's guidance.

Grapes for this wine are grown in the Ormeggio, Castagnola and Belvedere vineyards in Lessona in the Orolungo region at 290-350 metres above sea level. Soils in Lessona are unique: they have originated from a super-volcano explosion 280 million years ago, then covered by the sea before resurfacing with Alps birth. This left in Lessona marine sands from the Pliocene period (known as “Ori di Lessona”) on an igneous rock subsoil, mixed with more recent glacial sediment. The soil is rich in minerals and trace elements including iron, manganese, aluminium and zinc. The high acidity of the soil makes minerals more available to the vines. Some grapes are sourced in the 45-90 year old Madonna degli Angeli vineyard in Brusnengo (in the Bramaterra D.O.C) at 350-420 metres above sea level. Soils in the here are composed of pebbles on a base of igneous rock which is close to the surface and veined with china clay.

Upon arrival at the winery the bunches were rigorously sorted on a conveyor belt to ensure that only those in pristine condition made it into the wine. The grapes were then destemmed and very gently pressed and gravity-fed into the fermentation tank. The juice was macerated on the skins for 8 hours to extract colour and aroma and was then drained off the skins to finish the fermentation at controlled temperatures of around 16°C. Following fermentation, the wine was aged on its fine lees for 5 months and was bottled in early March. The wine is unoaked in order to retain the delicate Nebbiolo fruit flavours and perfume.