Tenute Sella Lessona 2016

£33.95

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“The 2016 Lessona is stellar. Light on its feet, with understated beauty and tons of class, the 2016 is immediately impressive. Crushed flowers, mint, orange peel, white pepper and kirsch give the 2016 striking aromatic top notes. Deceptively light in body and lifted, the 2016 is an absolute delight. Clean mineral notes extend the finish. Fruit is always in the background, but not in a bad way. Drinking window: 2024-2031. 94 points

Sella is among the historic estates in Alto Piemonte and was one of the first wineries I visited here many moons ago. The broad range encompasses a number of wines, always across staggered vintages, which provides a terrific opportunity to revisit years that are long gone in most cellars. The best wines are superb, but I also found some inconsistency throughout the range, perhaps a reflection of the wide range of vintages that always make up the releases for any given year. In my view, there is plenty of room for growth. Given their brand and established lineage in Alto Piemonte, Sella should really be at the top of the pack.”

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (02/24)