Le Piane Maggiorina 2014

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Maggiorino is the name of an old way of planting. The vines are planted with 3 or 4, often different varieties, in 1 hole. Christoph Künzli is in favor of this because this way has several advantages, the disadvantage is mainly that everything has to be done manually. However, in 2014 it was decided to only release this wine due to the difficult year and therefore very low yield. So all healthy, ripe grapes were assembled into this wine. It is a wine with low alcohol (11.5%!) and high acidity, very aromatic and in fact a textbook example of Alto-Piedmont finesse. Make no mistake, despite the low alcohol content, this wine will develop in the bottle for a long time, a bit similar to the Riesling of the Moselle (but red of course).

Since 2010, the domain has been working with ampelographer Anna Schneider to identify and replant the different varieties in these old vineyards. Some of these varieties only exist in these vineyards:
1 croatina / uga del zio
2 vespolina
3 spanna / nebbiolo
4 bonarda / uva rara
5 dolcetto di Boca
6 greco / erbaluce
7 tinturie
8 barbera
9 durasa
10 slarina
11 frejsa
12 rastajola
13 baratuciat
14 muscatel / malvasia I
15 malvasia II large berry

Vinous (Antonio Galloni): “The 2014 Maggiorina is a fabulous choice for readers on a budget. Floral, mid-weight and bright, the Maggiorina captures the essence of Alto Piedmonte. Sweet red cherry, tobacco, mint, pine and crushed flowers are some of the signatures in this delicate, lithe, high acid red.” 88/100

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