Le Piane, Boca 2015Regular price $75.00 Save $-75.00
Variety: Nebbiolo 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.
"Boca" is expressed through its minerality, high altitude, and grippy tannin. The fruit comes from old vines between 30-50 years in age. The aging process takes place over four years, three in barrels and one in the bottle. This wine has another 10-20 years for its fullest aging potential.