Le Pianelle 2017 Bramaterra DOC

Le Pianelle 2017 Bramaterra DOC

Item Number: 17143

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Alto Piemonte
Appellation/AVA: Bramaterra DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 80% Nebbiolo / 10% Vespolina / 10% Croatina
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 6
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic porphyritic sand with red/orange color

Winemaking Notes: The Nebbiolo grape is the foundation for Le Pianelle's flagship red wine. The grapes are harvested exclusively by hand, with each grape variety and vineyard being processed individually. Maceration and fermentation occurs in open Grenier oak vats. The wine matures for 18 months in a combination of used barrels in 20 hectoliters and 27 hectoliters (large Stockinger). The Bramaterra is aged in bottle for an additional 24 months before being released to the market.


  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (3/15/2022)

    The 2017 Bramaterra is wonderfully deep and generous. There is a bit less nuance and delineation than in most vintages as well as slightly coarse tannis that give the impression the 2017 needs a few years to soften. Time in the glass brings out lovely inner sweetness in the dried red cherry fruit, tobacco and cedar flavors along with a real feeling of weightlessness. The 2017 doesn't match the best years here, but it comes close.