Wine tasting of the Lessona Omaggio a Quintino Sella
His name means "a tribute to". It is a wine dedicated to Quintino Sella, one of the promoters of the unity of Italy.Only 3.000 bottles are produced, with an aging capacity of over 30 years. They are the visiting card of this type of wine, which has established itself as the farm’s flagship product. Fermentation is carried out using the classical method in stainless steel vats, followed by pumping and delestages, while the refining process takes 48 months in 25 hl oak casks from Slovenia. The grapes are 85% Nebbiolo and 15% Vespolina. It is a clear red garnet in colour, giving off aromas of dried flowers, violets, scents of woodland undergrowth and tobacco and offering a good balance between fruit and flowers with plenty of minerals. The tannins are strong yet soft. It bears its age very well and is very fresh in the mouth, great softness and with a fine body, while it is well supported by its 13,4 degrees, giving this wine great elegance. It boasts a prolonged persistence and great complexity for lovers of signature wines.
About the farm: Tenute Sella
A famous family of wine growers in Northern Italy. They can be found at Lessona, near the northern borders of Biella, where many of the vines of the great Nebbiola of Piedmont grapes are cultivated. These wines are characteristic for their refinement and smoothness.