Colombera & Garella
Lessona2016
PiedmontItaly

£31.00

Colombera & Garella, Lessona, 2016

Colombera & Garella
Lessona2016
PiedmontItaly

£31.00

Out of stock

The Lessona commune exists in an area with a complex terroir shaped by a volcanic eruption that occurred around 300 million years ago. These unique soils are well suited to growing Nebbiolo with distinct lightness and minerality. These qualities come through in Colombera & Garella’s Lessona along with the rich dark cherry, liquorice and roses you expect from Nebbiolo, but a splash of Vespolina softens its characteristically firm tannins. Equally fine and fresh on the palate, with red plum, smoked meat, and fragrant floral notes.

 

About Colombera & Garella

If you travel a couple of hours north from the Langhe, high into the mountains in North Piedmont you can find ancient, complex landscapes, shaped by volcanic activity some 300 million years ago. This highly fragmented region, with ten different appellations, is known as Alto Piedmont. Due to the altitude and low pH soils, wines from this area tend to have lower alcohol than those from the Langhe, and a distinctive ferrous minerality. Nebbiolo still reigns, although usually in partnership with less well known, but charming native varietals Croatina and Vespolina.

In 2010 Cristiano Garella teamed up with old friend Giacomo Colombera, and his father Carlo to start a project. They now farm 9 hectares of vineyards in three different DOC. They work their vineyards sustainably. In the winery the grapes are fermented using natural yeasts, no additions are made other than a touch of sulphur, and the wines are bottled without fining or filtration. The wines are fresh, pure and dangerously drinkable!