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Le Piane: Rediscovering a Piedmont Gem

Barolo, Barbaresco, when discussing Nebbiolo from Piedmont most people immediately think of these two celebrated regions. But in the years leading up to the end of the 19th century, Boca was equally as celebrated. Located in the Eastern most hills of Piedmont, Boca also lays claim to the vineyards with the highest elevation. But with the passage of time, the affects ... Read More »

Christoph Kunzli presents his wines: Le Piane “Maggiorina”, Le Piane “Piane”, Le Piane “Boca” and Le Meridiana Campo delle Piane

Le Piane Meridiana Vineyard Landscape

The Wines of Le Piane Le Piane “Maggiorina” 2011 This is Le Piane’s interpretation of the classic field blend table wines of the alto Piemonte. Fermented in stainless steel, and intended for earlier drinking, it is a blend of Nebbiolo, Vespolina, Croatina, Uva Rara, and more. Though it’s certainly unpretentious, it’s also entirely delicious, and the immediate, fresh fruit tones, ... Read More »

Le Piane: A Renaissance in the Northern Italian Vineyards

Panorama Meridiana & Casa Gialla Le Piane Vineyard

By the years leading up to the end of the last century Boca, once considered among the preeminent wine regions of northern Italy,  as a result of two World Wars and the economic changes in the middle 20th century, had been nearly entirely forgotten, shrunk to the point that fewer than 10 hectares of vineyards remained scattered among the hillsides. ... Read More »

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