Le Piane, Boca Vino Bianko 2019Regular price $34.00 Save $-34.00
The vineyards of Le Piane hail from Boca, the highest elevation area of Piedmonte. After a lengthy period of beautiful vineyards that had been abandoned after a period of heavy industrialization in the urban areas, they were finally rescued. Friends Christoph and Alexander fell in love with the property of Le Piane which included vines, barrels still filled with wine, and a dilapidated building. The last moving piece was convincing Antonio Cerri, an older winemaker, who also happened to be one of the last standing in the Boca area. It took them ten years, but Christoph and Alexander were able to convince Antonio that they would continue to honor the ancient winemaking traditions of the whimsical mountains of Piedmont. Alexander was sadly killed in 1998, but Christoph and his team carry on the dream today.
This Bianco is made from the mysterious Erbaluce that’s native to Piedmonte. It is pronounced “urb-bah-lou-chay.” Due to appellation laws, the wine does not get to tout its variety on the label, but simply “Bianco.” It’s light-bodied and acid-driven. The wine has a short ageing process that takes place between amphora, cement, and acacia barrels.