Bramaterra Rosso 2014

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70% Nebbiolo, 20% Croatina, 10% Vespolina

"You’re not alone if you don’t recognize the Bramaterra name. Calling its location “off the beaten path” is an understatement—it’s more than seventy miles north of Alba, in the foothills of the Alps. The Alps assert a prominent influence on this corner of Piedmont, providing cooling mountain winds, but what most sets Bramaterra apart from Barolo or Barbaresco is that, traditionally, small amounts of Croatina and Vespolina are blended to soften the tannic tendencies of the predominant Nebbiolo. Matteo Baldin’s goal is to make that traditional style, which to him means crafting a wine with elegance. That’s what we have in his 2014 vintage. It offers a tight-knit focus, good acidity, and enough tannin, with rose-petal aromas. Decant for an hour or two, keep the wine slightly cool, and you’ll have a transcendent pairing with any hearty meat you throw on the grill." -K&L