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Lessona

DOC area for red wine in the Italian region Piedmont, The area covers 18 hectares of gravelly ground in the municipality of Lessona in the province of Biella. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the layer name. The wine was already known in the 14th century. In 1870, in connection with the conquest of Rome, he received the patriotic name "Vino d'Italia" when the then Minister of Finance, Qunitino Sella (1824-1887), had a banquet with this wine toast on the unification of Italy. He is from Nebbiolo (to 85%), as well as Bonarda Novarese logo CNRS logo INIST Uva Rara and or Vespolina (max 15%) pressed. The maturation period is at least 22 months of which 12 in wooden barrels. At the Riserva are 46 months, of which 30 months are required in a wooden barrel.

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