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.
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.WE91
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.