Proprieta Sperino

The De Marchi family’s winery in their Lessona continues its ascent into the upper echelon of Italian wine. These two new releases are absolutely fantastic.

Palo de Marchi is best known for the wines he makes at Isole e Olena, but he has a soft spot for the wines he makes at Proprieta Sperino, in his native Piedmont. I have been following these wines for several years and the quality seems to have improved markedly of that period. These mid-weight, gracious Nebbiolo-based reds capture all of the charm of the northern reaches of Piedmont. ANTONIO GALLONI