Le Piane, Vino Rosso Mimmo 2017Regular price $32.00 Save $-32.00
Variety: Nebbiolo, Vespolina, and Croatina
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.
“Mimmo” is dedicated to a friend of Le Piane from Boca who collaborated with the winery for many years, improving their quality standards of the vineyards. The wine is best defined as “Little Boca.” The slightly less structured and riper parcels of Nebbiolo and Vespolina are blended with Croatina, creating a wine lighter than traditional Boca.