2008 Massimo Clerico Lessona

"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”. Although Lessona can be produced with a minimum of 85% Nebbiolo, Clerico’s Lessona is produced exclusively from Nebbiolo. Again, 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 longer depending on the structure of the vintage **) in 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. Annual production of Lessona from Massimo Clerico is on the order of 3000 bottles." Importer [+]