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Boniperti Vignaioli Favolalunga Vespolina

$32.00

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Vintage: 2020
Region:  Piedmont, Italy
Viticulture: Sustainable
Grape variety: 100% Vespolina

Boniperti Vignaioli Favolalunga Vespolina is made from a native Italian varietal that shows spicy aromas of cinnamon and black pepper, and flavors of cedar, sandalwood, and juicy red fruits. Structured yet crushable and a perfect pairing for your next pizza night.

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Additional information

NATTINESS

Not Natty

FRUIT

Black Cherry, Red Berries, Red Cherry

BODY

Medium-bodied

ACIDITY

Bright (Medium-High)

ALCOHOL

13-14%

OAK

No Oak

TANNIN

Medium

SERVING TEMP

Room Temperature (63°–67°)

SULFUR

Sulfur Added (more than 50mg/L)

SWEETNESS

Dry

VEGAN

Unknown

IMPORTER

Oliver McCrum Wines

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ABOUT THE PRODUCER

About Boniperti Vignaioli Favolalunga Vespolina

Boniperti Vignaioli Favolalunga Vespolina is made from a native Italian varietal that shows spicy aromas of cinnamon and black pepper, and flavors of cedar, sandalwood, and juicy red fruits. Structured yet crushable and a perfect pairing for your next pizza night. 10 days of maceration, controlled low-temperature fermentation in stainless steel with indigenous yeasts. Aged for 10 months in stainless steel, then bottled after a coarse filtration and no fining.

About Boniperti

A quotation from Gilberto Boniperti’s website: ‘ ‘When you don’t know what to do, go out in the vineyards, there’s always something to do there!’ I would never have imagined that phrase, repeated so many times by my grandfather, would become one of his great teachings, and a cardinal rule of my philosophy of work and life: dedication to my vineyards, many hours of manual labor, attention to the details of vinification and finally patiently waiting for the necessary maturation of my wines.’

Gilberto combines this attention to the traditional work of a wine grower with the technical knowledge gained by studying enology at the acclaimed school in Alba, as well as occasional pieces of advice from our friend Cristiano Garella, who used to work at Sella but is now consulting to several small producers in northern Piedmont. The results are as you would expect, well-made, expressive, thoughtful wines made from Nebbiolo and the local Vespolina (a relative of Nebbiolo). He is a producer to watch.

About Vespolina

Vespolina is an Italian red wine grape often used for blending with Nebbiolo and Croatina (Bonarda). The variety is primarily grown in Colline Novaresi and Gattinara, Piedmont, as well as Oltrepò Pavese, Lombardy.

Vespolina is a low-yielding variety thought to be the offspring of Nebbiolo. It has Nebbiolo’s spicy characteristics, although its tannins tend to be softer. As a result, Vespolina is used to help mellow youthful Nebbiolo-based wines and lift the blend’s aromatics with hints of wildflowers, mushrooms, and green tea leaves. Only a handful of varietal Vespolina wines are produced.

The name “Vespolina”, like that of Vespaiolo, is thought to originate from the wasps that congregate around the bunches in autumn. “Vespa” means wasp in Italian.

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