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DOC area for red wine in the Italian region Piedmont, The zone encompasses 18 hectares of vineyards on gravelly soil in the municipality of Lessona in the province of Biella. If the grapes come from classified vineyards, can Vigna followed by the location name. The wine was known as early as the 14th century. In 1870, in connection with the conquest of Rome, he received the patriotic name "Vino d'Italia" when the then finance minister Qunitino Sella (1824-1887) united at a banquet with this wine toast for the unification of Italy. He becomes from Spanna Nebbiolo (85%) and Bonarda Novarese Uva Rara and or Vespolina (max. 15%) pressed. The maturation period is at least 22 months of which 12 in wooden barrels. At the Riserva are 46 months, of which 30 months in wooden barrels.