2016 La Palazzina 'Balmi Bioti' Bramaterra

2016 La Palazzina 'Balmi Bioti' Bramaterra

Regular price $85.00 Sale

95 Points, Gary Walsh – Tip top tipple, “Alpine herbs perfume, and dried flowers, almost blackcurrant, but ripe cherry is there too, along with sweet spices. Medium-bodied, tight with sheets of ‘mineral’ acidity, pumice stone tannin, and a fresh cool finish of precision and length. Classic, ultra-mineral stuff.” Drink 2023-2034+ 

From the outstanding 2016 vintage, this wine comes from a special old vineyard with some rows exhibiting strikingly bright red soils.  And the wines from this site have this Pommard like blood character.  Again we have very rocky and mineral rich volcanic soils here which are so agreeable in the production of great Nebbiolo.

The cepage is nebbiolo 70%, croatina 15%, vespolina 7.5%, uva rara 7.5%. The wine is raised in large format old Slavonian oak.  In the Alto Piemonte way it's fully ripe at just 13%.