Le Piane, Maggiorina Boca Vino Rosso 2019Regular price $23.00 Save $-23.00
Variety: Nebbiolo, Croatina, and Vespolina
The vineyards of Le Piane hail from Boca, the highest elevation area of Piedmonte. A lengthy period 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, one of the last standing winemakers in the Boca appellation, that they would continue to honor its ancient winemaking traditions. In his old age, Antonio gave over his small vineyard, cellar, and some old vintages. Alexander was sadly killed in 1998, but Christoph and his team carry on the dream today.
“Maggiorina” is a true field blend of roughly 12 different varieties—mostly red with some white—planted across 25 small fields. The wine is aged in steel for just one year and is made to drink sooner rather than later. It’s fresh and fruity with a heap of spice on the finish.