Le Piane, Vino Rosso Mimmo 2018Regular price $34.00 Save $-34.00
Variety: Nebbiolo, Vespolina, and Croatina
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.
“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.