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Le Pianelle Bramaterra 2018

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2018 Bramaterra 96VM
Le Pianelle
$57.99/53.99 on 3+ (code: 3saves4)
96 pts Vinous Media
The 2018 Bramaterra is captivating from the very first taste. Sweet, perfumed and almost intoxicatingly beautiful, the 2018 possesses striking inner sweetness and huge depth, marrying power and elegance to a degree I have not seen in previous vintages. As alluring as the 2018 is today, it is most certainly a wine to put away for at least a handful of years. I especially admire its explosive energy. This is the first vintage made with stems, about 35%.
- By Antonio Galloni on November 2022

This is another terrific set of new releases from Le Pianelle, an estate that has been on a roll of late. Readers will note the addition of a new wine, the Bramaterra Robino. Although Alto Piemonte has been a net beneficiary of climate change so far, today's conditions require a different approach. Winemaker Cristiano Garella told me he was inspired to start experimenting with whole clusters because of the intense heat of 2017. In 2018, he vinified Robino, a relatively cool southeast portion of the estate, with 100% stems for a new Bramaterra and also used a good amount of whole clusters for the existing Bramaterra bottling. The results speak for themselves. Both wines saw 30+ days on the skins and were aged in cask, with no fining or filtration prior to bottling. Le Pianelle is a compelling example of the new Alto Piemonte. A decade ago, the estate did not really exist. Today it produces world-class wines.

Varieties: Nebbiolo 80%, Croatina 10% and Vespolina 10%

Soil: Volcanic originated porfiric sand with a red/orange color - acid pH (4,4-4,6)
Harvest: October the 4th to October the 10th, 2018
Average yield per vine: 0,9 kg
Aging:18 months in oak casks 15 Hl
Alcohol: 13.4%
Total acidity: (in tartaric acid): 5,60 g/l

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