2016 Le Piane Boca (750ml)15 4 0 0
Christophe Künzli, a Swiss importer, visited the Boca region in 1988 and fell in love with the area. Künzli bought a small 0.5 hectare vineyard from Antonio Cerri, one of historic figures in Boca, and founded Le Piane. Today he has around 8.0 hectares of vineyards.
"Le Piane produces some of the most compelling wines in the region." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)
The Boca wine region is the most eastern and highest one in Piedmont (district of Novara), situated between Valle Sesia and Lake Orta and nestled in the foothills of the Lower Alps. The soil is porphyry (volcanic origin), crumbled on its surface to fine gravel which is unique in Italy. What is produced are wines that are pure and characterful.
“The 2016 Boca opens with an explosion of heady floral and savory aromatics. Medium in body, tightly wound and classically austere, the 2016 will thrill readers of the estate and its wines. Hints of rose petal, mint, pine and crushed rocks confer energy to a wine of delineation and raciness. This is such a tremendous expression of Nebbiolo. In a word: dazzling." 94-96 points - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, April 2020)