As Antonio Galloni says, "It’s an exciting time to explore the small appellations that make up Northern Italy’s Alto Piemonte...Quite simply, I have never tasted more riveting, breathtaking wines from these appellations than I have over the last six months or so." Such is the case for Massimo Clerico's Ca' du Leria 2018, a sublime bottling from Lessona's finest producer! Made from a single hectare vineyard of ancient sandy marine soils in Anto Piemonte's cool climate, the wine shows darker tones this vintage, with a rustic core and firm acidity commanding attention. Ripe cherry, plum fruit, mocha, spice, and licorice notes are all kicked up in this decidedly exuberant wine. Think "Baby Barolo," the Ca' du Leria 2018 is the perfect pairing for grilled meats, pasta, and especially woodfired pizza!
"Clerico's 2018 Ca' Du Leria is packed with black cherry, cloves, licorice, scorched earth, game and worn-in leather. This potent, rustic Alto Piemonte red is not exactly polished, but it does offer tons of intensity in a somewhat burly but pleasantly rustic style. It's very much a wine for the dinner table." Antonio Galloni, 91 Points