Le Pianelle 2014 Bramaterra DOC

Le Pianelle 2014 Bramaterra DOC

Item Number: 13805

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Alto Piemonte
Appellation/AVA: Bramaterra DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2014
Grape(s): 80% Nebbiolo / 10% Vespolina / 10% Croatina
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Practicing Organic

Winemaking Notes: Grapes are harvested exclusively by hand, with each grape variety and vineyard processed individually. Maceration and fermentation occurs in open Grenier oak vats. The wine is matured for 18 months in a combination of used barrique barrels as well as large Stockinger oak barrels. The Bramaterra is aged in bottle for an additional 24 months before being released to the market.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 95 (4/24/2020)

    The 2014 Bramaterra is the product of a late harvest that required considerable thinning to ripen the crop. The resulting wine is both concentrated and vibrant. Red cherry, red plum, crushed rocks, spice and leather add aromatic nuance to a wine endowed with magnificent intensity in all of its elements. Bright acids keep the flavors vibrant. The 2014 is a magnificent expression of both Nebbiolo and Bramaterra, however, readers need to be patient, as the 2014 has shut down a bit in bottle recently. Just after bottling, it showed captivating inner perfume and striking mid-palate sweetness. I am confident those qualities will re-emerge in another few years' time.