Platinetti Guido Colline Novaresi Vespolina 2021


Vespolina is primarily considered a good blending buddy in cool years, acting like Merlot for the rockstar Cabernet Sauvignon. As you might imagine, there are not many producers of varietal Vespolina around; this makes the wine even more interesting. But it’s also well made, so… Darker fruited and spicy, only stainless-steel vats here so that spiciness, intrinsic to the grape variety itself, shines through. Blueberries, boysenberries, bergamot, pink pepper, dried thyme. Tannins are noisier at the entrance, becoming quieter as they move along. Lovely length and balance with that spicy and amaro tang at the end.

Importer: Ethereal Wine