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%)