• "Rosa del Rosa" Rosato Piemonte DOC 2019

      “Rosa del Rosa” Rosato Piemonte DOC 2019

      Forget everything you think you know about Rosé. Rosa del Rosa is the archetype for complexity and aromatic density, while remaining smooth and elegant. On the palate, it offers maximum harmony and complexity; fine red berries and orange fruit paired with a certain spiciness accompany the wine until it reaches a polished and never-ending finish. In terms of personality and exceptional character, this Rosato is our favourite of the year. SUPERIORE.DE

      "The 2019 Sperino Rosa del Rosa is stunning, opening to reveal depths of ripe peach and strawberry, with hints of cumin, ginger, dried orange, and roses. It floods the palate with silky textures, tugging at the cheeks as zesty acids settle in, then soothing through sweet liquid florals and ripe fruit. The finish is long, showing a hint of fine tannins, yet not austere; instead tactile, perfectly balanced with a hint of savory spice and just begging me to take another sip. This is a blend of Nebbiolo and Vespolina, which is gorgeous right now, but it may even get better with a little time in the cellar. Frankly, it was hard to put the glass down." Vinous

      • Vinous:93 points
      • Grape Varieties: 90% Nebbiolo, 10% Vespolina
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 6 months stainless steel on the fine yeast
      • Development: stainless steel tank
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: yes
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 27,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,10 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 4,00 g/l
      • Sulfite: 96 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,31
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 8-10 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2023
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05432119 ·  0,75 l · 24,56 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      18,42 €
    • "Uvaggio" Rosso Costa della Sesia DOC 2016

      “Uvaggio” Rosso Costa della Sesia DOC 2016

      Bright light ruby. In the bouquet morello cherries, small red and black forest berries, mild herbal pungency, some plum. In the drink then a silky potpourri of red fruits, young leather and complex spicy earthy notes. Here, too, the minerality of the terroir is clearly visible, well-dosed tannins and a fresh acidity flank the long-lasting red in a furious final. SUPERIORE.DE

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      The 2014 vintage received the following awards:

      • Wine Enthusiast:92 points
      • Jancis Robinson:17 points
      • Grape Varieties: 80% Nebbiolo, 5% Croatina, 15% Vespolina
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 22 months tonneau/barrique
      • Development: partial barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 28,80 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 6,00 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,85 g/l
      • Sulfite: 79 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,46
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2026+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05432216 · 0,75 l · 38,87 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shippingavailable immediately

      29,15 €
    • Rosso Lessona DOC 2014

      Rosso Lessona DOC 2014

      Luca de Marchi's showpiece horse in the stable is the eponymous Rosso from the small DOC Lessona. Fresh garnet red and a rather restrained and cool fragrance spectrum open with a lot of understatement the first sip of the very powerful and spicy taste experience, which never appears muscular or fleshy, but expands with constant, medium pressure and a cornucopia of ripe fruit in the mouth. Here and also in the finish, the Nebbiolo in the Lessona style comes to full development - in contrast to Barolo or Barbaresco with more restraint and instead a depth that only reveals itself after some time. Gripping and impressive - definitely aerate! SUPERIORE.DE

      "Although best known for his Chianti estate Isole e Olena, Paolo de Marchi longed to revive his ancestral property, which is now run with energy by his son Luca. This is beautifully perfumed on the nose, which shows great charm. The palate is more robust, with firmness and concentration, and lively acidity. The silky texture is particularly appealing. Good acidity and length, and a great success for a tricky vintage." Decanter

      • Decanter :92 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 32 months tonneau, of which 18 months on the fine yeast
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Development: wooden barrel
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 13,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 29,25 g/l
      • Total Acidity: 5,70 g/l
      • Residual Sugar: 1,95 g/l
      • Sulfite: 69 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,50
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 16-18 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2029+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05432314 · 0,75 l · 84,35 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping< 24 units available

      63,26 €
    • "L'Franc******" Rosso s.a.

      “L’Franc******" Rosso s.a.

      Just 1,000 bottles will be on sale, if Luca ever decides to present this pure Cabernet Franc to the public. Deep dark ruby. On the nose, a wide range of aromas of black and red berries, intense and beguiling, rounded off by a fine spicy note with white pepper and some sandalwood. On the palate very fine tannin, complex red-fruity notes and again this terroir-influenced mineral-salty note in the almost endless finish. Cabernet lovers will have their bright joy. SUPERIORE.DE

      "Made entirely with Cabernet Franc, this is an unusual wine for the area, which normally focuses on native grapes. It opens with classic varietal aromas of cassis, cedar, exotic spice and a whiff of bell pepper. Juicy and savory, the smooth concentrated palate doles out ripe black cherry, black currant, ground pepper and star anise framed in velvety tannins that give it an almost weightless character." Wine Enthusiast

      • Wine Enthusiast:94 points
      • Grape Variety: 100% Cabernet Franc
      • Cultivation: close to nature
      • Expansion: 18 months roasted barrique
      • Development: barrique
      • Vegan Clearing: yes
      • Filtration: no
      • Alcohol Content: 14,00 % vol
      • Total Extract: 30,25 g/l
      • Sulfite: 82 mg/l
      • ph-Value: 3,42
      • Closure: natural cork
      • Serving Temperature: 18-20 °C
      • Storage Potential: 2036+
      • Allergen Note: contains sulphites
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      05432400 · 0,75 l · 150,77 €/l · Price incl. VAT, excl. Shipping6 units available

      113,08 €
    About the winemakers
    Proprietà Sperino
    Piedmont
    Proprietà Sperino

    Luca de Marchi has Piedmontese roots, but grew up in the middle of the Sangiovese stronghold on the estate of his father Isole e Olena in Chianti Classico. With a Tuscan accent, he explains with a grin: "I don't make wine, I produce Nebbiolo." No wonder the 35-year-old settled in northern Piedmont after studying linguistics and ended up becoming a winemaker, because the crazy passion for wine clearly runs in the family. Instead of going into well-deserved retirement, father Paolo took on a new project with his son in 1999: The rebuilding of the inherited vineyard in Lessona is the realisation of a childhood dream and the recovery of the historic family fortune of the de Marchis.

    The Proprietà Sperino winery is located in the Lessona DOC appellation, which is one of the oldest wine-growing regions in Italy. As early as the 14th century, this area produced high quality Nebbiolo wines, which for the first time brought the aromatic profile of the grape variety, locally called Spanna, into focus. The wines were already in great demand at that time and it was not for nothing that a glass of Lessona was served in 1861 as a toast to the unity of Italy.

    In the 19th century, the vineyard area of the appellation was larger than the Barbaresco area, with about a thousand hectares. However, after the Second World War, cultivation difficulties and the emergence of the textile and metal industry led to the gradual abandonment of wine production in Lessona, so that the area under cultivation in 2000 was only 2.5 hectares.

    The father-son team of the de Marchis, obsessed with quality, has been driving the Lessona DOC appellation, which had fallen into oblivion, forward for twenty years with a focus on success, so that today it once again has 30 hectares of vineyards. 12 hectares of vineyards belong to the Proprietà Sperino, 10 of which are planted directly in Lessona.

    In any case, nothing is left to chance in the de Marchis, even the humus is produced with specially bred Californian earthworms, and the agronomic management of the vineyards takes 1,000 working hours per hectare every year. Almost everything is therefore done by hand and no herbicides or chemical fertilizers are used.

    The unique soil structure of the area was reason enough for Luca de Marchi to laboriously restore the vineyards. Right at the foot of Monte Rosa, the soil consists of marine sand and Alpine granite and has one of the lowest pH values in the world (pH 4.5-5.5). The soil is rich in minerals such as potassium and magnesium, which give the wines their typical mineral and salty notes, while the sandy subsoil provides a pleasantly fine structure.

    The grapes ferment in the historic Castello di Lessona: an impressive estate that looks back on a hundred years of history of the Sperino family's dynasty of doctors. 1904 was the last vintage that a Sperino had bottled before the estate was bequeathed to the de Marchis. Father and son carried on the impressive family heritage, bringing back a Lessona DOC from the Propietà Sperino almost a century later.

    Luca den Marchi is convinced "that Lessona and northern Piedmont have a bright future ahead of them". His Lessona DOC wine has a unique finesse that a varietal Nebbiolo can only produce in this area. The work in the cellar is also characterised by the precise extraction of tannins, as known from the expert hand of his father. And in addition to the blend Uvaggio Coste della Sesia DOC, the young oenologist also produces a fruity, fresh rosé from Nebbiolo and Vespolina grapes - and only in the best years a pure Cabernet Franc, which you have to look for in the trade with a magnifying glass.

    Compared to the southern Nebbiolo cousins Barolo and Barbaresco, the wines from the north present themselves much more filigree and aromatic. With the philosophy of "only remaining faithful to history and not imitating other oenological styles", Luca and Paolo de Marchi create exciting and guaranteed unique wines from Lessona, which one does not want to miss under any circumstances. SUPERIORE.DE

    Facts

    • Year of foundation: 1999
    • Owners: Luca und Paolo de Marchi
    • Oenologists: Luca und Paolo de Marchi
    • Annual production: approx. 50,000 bottles
    • Vineyard: approx. 12 hectares
    • natural, sustainable wine production