2016 Le Pianelle Bramaterra

$49.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)
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A true unsung hero of a wine, Le Pianelle's Bramaterra is a blend of local varietals (Nebbiolo, Croatina, and Vespolina) offers aromatics of herbs, Morellino cherry, a whiff of flowers and white pepper. With brighter acidity and softer tannins than its Piemontese brethren this will brilliantly pair with a mature Fontina cheese or Agnolotti del Plin. 

Varietal:
Red Blend
Winemaker:
Cristiano Garella
Vintage:
2016
Aging:
20 months
Oak Treatment:
Neutral Oak
Appellation:
Piedmont
Total Varietal Composition %:
80% Nebbiolo, 10% Vespolina, 10% Croatina
Alcohol %:
13.5%
SKU #:
1045979
Size:
750 ml Bottle
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Vinous

The 2016 Bramaterra is drop-dead gorgeous. Utterly captivating in its aromatics and inner sweetness, the 2016 is insanely beautiful. Sweet red cherry, candy, iron, graphite, rose petal and blood orange are some of the many notes that come alive with a bit of aeration. I tasted the 2016 from two core lots, separarely, and then in a hypothetical blend. It is a hugely promising wine.

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Wine Enthusiast

Made with Nebbiolo, Vespolina and Croatina, this has aromas of eucalyptus, ripe berries, rose and a whiff of cellar floor that eventually blows off. Focused and linear, the rather austere palate offers red cherry, white pepper and ground clove alongside tight, fine-grained tannins and bright acidity. Drink 2023–2028.