• Le Piane Boca 2011

    Le Piane Boca 2011

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    Antonio Galloni says the Le Piane Boca "is simply a magical bottle". We think it's stunning. It's rich yet polished, loaded with lush fruit, and boasts beautiful Piedmontese earthiness, all of which combine to make a stupendous glass solo, or a fantastic red for hearty dishes, both meaty and vegetarian. Braised lamb shanks over creamy polenta will match the boldness of this Boca. Roasted beef tenderloin with roasted garlic gravy is perfect for the earthy side of this lovely Italian. A wild mushroom lasagna will also appeal to that earthy side of the wine, just without the meat. If you're thinking ahead, Nebbiolo goes hand in hand with roast turkey... Just sayin'.

    Antonio Galloni's Vinous:  "Le Piane's 2011 Boca is simply dazzling. Rich, translucent and remarkably vivid, the 2011 encapsulates all the reasons the wines from Alto Piemonte are so compelling. Sweet red cherry, rose petal, chalk, blood orange and mint are front and center, but it is the wine's superb textural polish that elevates it among some pretty lofty company among the great wines of Italy. The flavors are bold and pungent, but there is also striking depth to the fruit that ensures the savory notes aren't overpowering. Drink 2017-2031. This is simply a magical bottle. That's all there is to it." Apr 2016

    Winery:  "In the beginning the wine was abundantly rich and needed a lot of time to put his elegance in evidence and smooth down the present tannins. Now it’s one of our best examples of Boca with rich and ripe aromas from berries, tobacco, dark notes of forest, very balsamic and very rich but not lacking great elegance and fine character."

    Bottle
    750ml, cork         
    Varietal 85% Nebbiolo, 15% Vespolina
    Alcohol 
    ~14.0%
    Aging 48 months in large oak barrels; 12 minths further refining in bottle
    Region Boca, Piedmont, Italy