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Le Piane Boca 2015 1.5L r1 *

Piedmont, Italy
Boca DOC
85% Nebbiolo + 15% Vespolina
Vineyards: Yield per hectare ca. 3000-4000 kg. Old vineyards (30 - 50 years) at Traversagna, in Prato Sesia, and at Le Piane (old vineyard of Antonio Cerri). New vineyards (plantation 1998-2004) in the best sites of Boca (Mottosergo, Meridiana, Valvecchi and Traversagna). Vineyards in rows with guyot system and 5000 plants per hectare. The soil consists of porphyr gravel (of volcanic origin) of a pink colour and full of minerals without any organic and calc, south exposure. Surface of vineyards 4.5 hecatres.
Winemaking: Long fermentation with the skins (30 days) in open steel and wood casks (2000-3000 litres) with natural yeast. The skins are pushed down 1-2 times a day by hand (Follatura a mano). After pressing, the wine remains for 3 years maturing in large Slavonian oak barrels (2000-3000 litres). The malolactic fermentation occurs naturally in spring after harvest in the wooden casks. Bottling after 3 years with very soft filtering and after 12 months ripening in the bottle before sales.
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