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Colline Novaresi, “Piane”

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Colline Novaresi, “Piane”

Le Piane has discovered the forgotten richness of the local Croatina grape. They undertook the challenging task of selecting grapes from the very best old vineyards of up to 100 years old on high hillsides (500m) around the Montalbano, Traversagna and Santuario areas — and developed a wine with tremendous character. This wine is aged in tonneaux and large wooden barrels for two years. As their contribution to the new interpretation and refining of the traditional grape variety in Boca, the winery christened the wine-growing estate “Le Piane.” The wine is very concentrated and shows notes of blackberry, cherry, tobacco and spices. The dense substance gives a velvety and mineral finish. This is a wine which can refine in bottle for up to ten years.

Appellation:  Colline Novaresi DOC

Type:  Red, dry

Grape Varietals:  Croatina (90%), Nebbiolo (5%), Vespolina and other local varieties (5%)

 

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Concentrated and showing notes of black berries, tobacco and ripe fruit and a velvety finish. Ages well up to 10 years.

Vinyard Notes:
Vineyards : Boca, Montalbano,  Santuario Production Area:  Boca,  Montalbano, Santuario Vineyard altitude:  1500 – 1650 feet above sea level – 100 year old vines from selected vineyards Training Method:  Maggiorina* – worked completely by hand  Harvest: First half of October, by hand Soil:  minerally gravel, phorphyry soil, slightly red with high acidity *The  traditional Maggiorina training system -  where four vines evolve in the four cardinal points, and form a cup.    

Winemaking Notes:
Vinification:  Fermentation with the skins in stainless steel tanks and in open wood casks with rimontaggio for five to six days. After pressing it matures for two years in tonneaux of 500l (20% new) and big barrels of Slavonian oak. Malolactic fermentation in spring naturally in wooden casks. Bottling after 2 years of maturation.

 

Reviews:

2009 Colline Novaresi – 92 Points – Vinous Media (Mar 2014)
“The 2009 Colline Novaresi is atypically big for a wine from this appellation, but it is so, so delicious. Black fruit, tobacco, smoke and savory herbs burst from the glass in a racy, utterly impeccable wine loaded with personality and class. The Colline Novaresi is old-vine Croatina, which I haven't seen too much of. This is a fabulous wine from Le Piane.” ~ A.G.