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Zambolin 2019 Coste della Sesia Nebbiolo 'Vallelongo'

Zambolin 2019 Coste della Sesia Nebbiolo 'Vallelongo'

Regular price $36.00 USD
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100% Nebbiolo

Alto Piedmonte

Rose, tar, anise and great structure 

Lessona’s volcanic soil, with its metal and mineral streak in the palate, is impossible to miss.
Fabio’s Coste della Sesia Nebbiolo grapes are entirely grown within the Lessona appellation, but due to an archaic technicality, it’s not labeled as such because the winery it’s made in sits only fifteen feet over the border of Lessona and primarily in Coste della Sesia appellation, so it can only be labeled as a Costa della Sesia; it’s obvious that a wine should be labeled by the origin of their grapes, not the location of the cellar it was crafted in. (I apologize for the repetition of this paragraph if you've read Fabio's profile as well.)

The details: Fermentation in stainless steel for over three weeks, followed by aging in old 225 liter barrels for thirteen months. Fermentation is spontaneous and the use of sulfites is kept to a minimum—only 30ppm at bottling, which is near half the average for handcrafted, boutique fine wine. The vines are a mix of young and old, with the average close to twenty-five years.

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