The appellation takes its name from the river Sesia which courses its way past Lessona carrying the cooling waters of the mountains and great lakes to the north. Here, the Nebbiolo, known by its local name “Spanna”, finds its home on the hillsides in the poor soils of this region where it benefits from a long growing season that permits the grape to achieve maximum maturity while retaining its formidable acidity. The grapes for this cuvée (100% Nebbiolo) come primarily from the “Vigneto del Putin” vineyard site from vines planted in 1984. The wine is aged in barrel for at least one year before bottling. Annual production is approximately 1,500 bottles.