Le Pianelle 2018 'Al Forte' Coste delle Sesia Rosso DOC
Item Number: 15604
Sub Region: Alto Piemonte
Appellation/AVA: Coste della Sesia DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Grape(s): 80% Nebbiolo / 10% Vespolina / 10% Croatina
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic
Al Forte is produced from grapes grown only on volcanic soils (La Pianella area, closer to Gattinara).
The traditional red grapes of the area (Nebbiolo, Vespolina, and Croatina) macerate for a long time on their skins. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast. The wine ages for 18 months (as long as their Bramaterra bottling) in big French oak barrels. The wine is bottled without filtering or fining.
Technically, Al Forte Rosso is a declassified Bramaterra. For Al Forte, Cristiano Garella focuses on producing a rustic yet fruity red wine while elegance is the main focus for the Le Pianelle Bramaterra .