6th edition June 2019: extended Langhe days on June 23-25 and in Turin on 26-28
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This week we're talking about Lessona the smallest DOC which is produced solely in the Lessona area. Lessona is a tiny village near Biella, where Ermenegildo Zegna is based and it is about 1h driving north from Turin.
The soil is mainly an ancient marine sand, high in acids that provides excellent drainage.
The harvest is usually in mid-October and it is totally manual!
The grapes are destemmed and the fermentation process is rather long. The wine is aged for in large and medium-sized barrels. By law, Lessona must be aged for at least one year in wood and then another year in bottle before release.