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Sella Lessona 2001

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

75% nebbiolo, 15% vespolina from 60 year old vines from the north of Piedmont. The nose here is just so expressive I took a long time just to enjoy the intense florality with rich spicy green herbal notes red dustiness, red peppercorn, and a hint strawberry juice – the impression in the mouth is lithe and very well balanced with soft, round tannins, a great core of cherry fruit cut by distinct and succulent minerality, absolutely transparent and slightly austere with great acidity that makes this a wonderful expression of nebbiolo and suitable for lighter fare. I can’t say fro sure about ageing potential here but am looking forward to following this for a few years.

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Sella:
Sella makes wines from Lessona and Bramaterra. The soil in Bramaterra includes sand of volcanic origin and some decomposed porphyr but the sand and rock it's derived from accounts for the significant differences between the two wines. Both wines are made in a very traditional way and are aged in the Sella cellars in large, neutral wood, though some new oak has been used on some wines.

Editorial Reviews for Sella Lessona

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
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4.00 5
10/06/2008

75% nebbiolo, 15% vespolina from 60 year old vines from the north of Piedmont. The nose here is just so expressive I took a long time just to enjoy the intense florality with rich spicy green herbal notes red dustiness, red peppercorn, and a hint strawberry juice – the impression in the mouth is lithe and very well balanced with soft, round tannins, a great core of cherry fruit cut by distinct and succulent minerality, absolutely transparent and slightly austere with great acidity that makes this a wonderful expression of nebbiolo and suitable for lighter fare. I can’t say fro sure about ageing potential here but am looking forward to following this for a few years.


External Reviews for Sella Lessona

External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/25/2008

The Lessona appellation boasts just one producer: Sella. This northern Piedmontese red wine is based on Nebbiolo and Vespolina. The nose evolves by the minute, filled with violets, warm spices, strawberry compote, mint, and sanguine minerals. Approachable today but can be held for years.


External Review
Source: Astor Wines & Spirits
07/11/2007

The Lessona appellation boasts just one producer: Sella. A northern Piedmontese red wine based on Nebbiolo and Vespolina. The aromas evolve by the minute. Filled with violets, warm spices, strawberry compote, mint and sanguine minerals. Approachable today but can be held for years.



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