Coste della Sesia Rosso DOC
From a simple and straightforward drink, Leandro is a hymn to conviviality and lightness, a reference to the joyful atmosphere of the harvest..
Nebbiolo 80%, Vespolina 10%, Croatina 10%
Area of production
Northern Piemonte, two small hilly plots of overall 23.000 meters between Sostegno (BI) and Casa del Bosco (BI)
acidic soil composed by volcanic, red colored, sands and rocks
Destemming – Crushing. Fermentation in stainless steel vats with pumping over and déléstage. Average maceration time: 20 days Nebbiolo and Croatina, 14 days Vespolina. Malolactic fermentation during the following spring time.
In 2004 two large denominations were created to help keep the small DOCs in business. They were Colline Novares (covering Boca, Fara, Ghemme, and Sizzano) and Coste Della Sesia (Gattinara and Lessona). These overarching DOCs allow grapes from their regions to be blended and permitted the use of different varieties. Perhaps more importantly, they impose no aging requirement (by contrast, Boca, Gattinara and Ghemme require a 34-month aging period, which can put a substantial strain on a small producer’s cash flow).