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Le Piane Maggiorina Vino Rosso
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Le Piane Maggiorina Vino Rosso 2015

Piedmont, ItalyForal violets and grippy, equally determined and nonchalant, welcoming and restrained, this dichotomous wine from Christoph Kuenzil, who purchased the property in 1998, is alluring. No inputs or outputs other than a touch of sulphur, he makes wines to reflect this special site in northern Piedmont. This is 40 percent nebbiolo, 40 percent croatina and 10 other indigenous grapes from 80-100 year old vines trained in the ancient maggiorina system, where three vines are directed upwards in the four points of the compass, to form a goblet. These vines are located on high altitude, volcanic and south sloping vineyards between 400m and 450m. Nothing added but minimal amounts of sulphur. Bright purple and blue fruit leads a vibrant, brisk palate, elegant and gossamer in form, and refreshing with white pepper on the finish. Tannins are fine but bamboo firm, housing diaphanous persistence on the mid palate. Lovely elegance and drinking well now, especially with truffled or wild mushroom dishes. Killer value.Tasted: 28 August 2018Tasted by: Treve RingPrices: BC 30.00 private wine shops Producer: Le PianeDistributors: Sedimentary Wines
Blend: Nebbiolo - Croatina -10 Other Indigenous CSPC: 671537UPC: 08033309620534