La Stoppa Interview: Part 2

La Stoppa Interview: Part 2

This is a continuation of our interview with Elena Pantaleoni of La Stoppa. (If you would like to read the previous conversation with Elena please go here).   Sedimentary: Can you tell us about Macchiona?  What are the grapes and how is the wine made? Elena:...
2011 Le Piane Boca: A Magical Bottle

2011 Le Piane Boca: A Magical Bottle

mag·i·cal ‘majek(e)l/ adjective “beautiful or delightful in such a way as to seem removed from everyday life.” That’s Antonio Galloni’s verdict on Le Piane’s 2011 Boca. Galloni’s given it 96 pts and we couldn’t be...
Le Piane Boca: Spectacular 2015 Harvest Report

Le Piane Boca: Spectacular 2015 Harvest Report

LE PIANE BOCA, 2015 HARVEST REPORT From our vineyards: After the very difficult 2014 vintage with half production and no Boca and Piane and may be even no Mimmo produced, the 2015 is the real opposite. Some rain in May and June with very good flowering period followed...
New Wine from Le Piane: Plinius I – a Story of Pazienza

New Wine from Le Piane: Plinius I – a Story of Pazienza

In addition to skill, nerve and hard physical labour, it is a well known fact that winemaking requires patience or pazienza in Italian. This level of patience is perfectly demonstrated by Christoph Kuenzl of Le Piane with his recent release of a totally new wine from...