About 2015 Clesi Nebbiolo:
A wine that boasts a prominent tannin profile and a high level of acidity, rendering it an ideal accompaniment to a variety of culinary delights. Imbued with a refined character and a complex flavor profile, the 2015 Clesi Nebbiolo is a must-try for wine enthusiasts seeking a sophisticated and nuanced drinking experience.
Exhibiting a distinct blueberry essence in comparison to its Pinot counterpart, this wine presents a nose of blackberry and tartness. On the palate, notes of cherry and midtone are discernible, culminating in a lingering finish that is sure to leave a lasting impression. Imbued with a refined character and a complex flavor profile
Nebbiolo is a rare and unique grape variety renowned for its pale color and powerful palate, making it a highly sought-after wine for connoisseurs. While Nebbiolo is only 1% of all Italian grape vines in California, 2015 Clesi Nebbiolo wine offers a taste that is both authentic and distinctive. With its non-migrating genetic makeup, Nebbiolo has remained true to its origins for centuries, making it a truly special and rare find.
As a viticulturist, Clesi Wines owner, Chris, immediately noted the similarities in climate and soils between parts of Italy and California and he naturally began planting old world varietals on the Central Coast, the results of which are beautiful food-focused wines that are iconic, restrained and elegant. The winery is family-friendly and dog-friendly.
About The Winery:
Like the Sicilian trinacria stamped on the label, the inspiration behind Clesi is a symbolic trifecta. Equal parts legacy, curiosity and culture, winemaker Chris Ferrara brings his Sicilian-American farming roots, love of eccentric varietals and reverence for Italian culture into his winemaking process.
Donning the surname of the winemaker’s great, great grandmother Anna Clesi Ferrara, Clesi’s wines are deeply influenced by Chris’ extensive travels throughout Italy’s wine regions. As a viticulturist, Chris immediately noted the similarities in climate and soils between parts of Italy and California and he naturally began planting old world varietals on the Central Coast, the results of which are beautiful food-focused wines that are iconic, restrained and elegant.
Tucked in between the rolling hills of the Templeton Gap AVA and surrounded by vegetable gardens and roaming chickens, Clesi Winery is where the magic happens. After more than a decade in San Luis Obispo, Adrienne and Chris Ferrara of Clesi bought 30 acres in 2015 to return to the Templeton AVA. The winery and tasting room were built and completed in May of 2017.
The property is more than just a winery and vineyard. Adrienne keeps sheep and chickens. Chris tends to an organic garden and greenhouse that are more than an acre of production. The winery is family-friendly and dog-friendly.