Proprieta’ Sperino 2015 'Uvaggio' Coste della Sesia Rosso DOC
Item Number: 13571
Sub Region: Alto Piemonte
Appellation/AVA: Coste della Sesia DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 80% Nebbiolo / 15% Vespolina / 5% Croatina
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Uvaggio is the traditional name for a wine made from a blend of different grape varieties. The native varieties used to produce this wine are grown on the old soils in the foothills of the Alps in Northern Piedmont. They combine to produce a balanced, supple and mineral wine.
Vineyard Notes: Grapes for Uvaggio are grown in the Ormeggio, Castagnola and Belvedere vineyards in the Lessona DOC and in the 35 year old Madonna degli Angeli vineyard in the Bramaterra DOC. In the Lessona vineyards, soils comprise marine sands from the pliocene period on igneous rock, mixed with more recent glacial sediment. The soil is acid rich in minerals and trace elements including iron, manganese, aluminum and zinc. Soils in the Madonna degli Angeli vineyard are composed of pebbles on a base of igneous rock which is close to the surface and veined with china clay.
Winemaking Notes: The grapes are manually harvested into small boxes. Vespolina and Croatina are picked in the last ten days of September whereas the Nebbiolo is harvested in the middle ten days of October. The grapes are sorted while on the conveyor belt, then destemmed, gently pressed and fed by gravity into the fermentation tank. Fermentation occurs with native yeast in open top wood fermenters. Maceration lasts 3-4 weeks with regular punch down of the cap. The wine ages in barrique, barrel and oval, casks for 18 months. It remains in bottle for some time before release.