Massimo Clerico 2012 Lessona Riserva DOC

Massimo Clerico 2012 Lessona Riserva DOC

Item Number: 17296

UPC: 0-811644011877

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Alto Piemonte
Appellation/AVA: Lessona DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2012
Grape(s): 97% Nebbiolo (Spanna) / 3% Vespolina
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Acidic pliocene sands and white clays
Case Production: 330

Winemaking Notes:  This, the most grand wine of the estate, is a selection of Nebbiolo from Clerico’s finest vineyard sites, including the oldest vines of the estate (planted in 1970) in the Vigna Gaja. The rules of the DOC require a minimum of two years of aging before release, one of which must be in barrel; but, Clerico’s wines are aged at least 30 months (and often closer to 40 months depending on the structure of the vintage) in neutral barrels of French oak origin before being bottled. The elegance and refinement of Clerico’s Lessona is manifest, providing another unique rendition of the complexity of the Nebbiolo grape.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 94 (8/15/2019)

    The 2012 Lessona Riserva is ample, creamy and voluptuous, and yet it also avoids some of the excess heaviness and ripeness found in other wines of the year. Sweet red cherry, blood orange, mint, dried flowers and anise add aromatic nuance to this super-expressive, nuanced Lessona.