2018 Le Piane Maggiorina Nebbiolo

Piemonte, Italy

A lively red wine blended from Nebbiolo and Croatina from a great producer in the east of Piemonte.


The 2018 has a ton of energy as well as personality.

Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

About The Wine

The Maggiorina is built as an earlier drinking expression of the Boca region.

It's a juicy, fresh red blend comprised of equal portions Nebbiolo and Croatina with around 10% of the blend made up with a fruit salad of other local varieties, both red and white.

An invigorating, energised red wine is the final result. It has a crunch of fresh acidity and super fine tannin, it shows red and blue fruits with a little bit of a wild streak.

It's a fascinating red that gives you a great introduction to this top Italian producer.

About Le Piane

Le Piane was born out of a purchase of the historic cellar and vineyard of Antonio Cerri by vinologist Alexander Trolf and the vintner Christoph Künzli in 1998.

After Trolf tragically passed away in a car accident before the full project was realised, Künzli has made it his mission to turn the spotlight back on this forgotten region on the far eastern side of Piemonte, revitalising vineyards and resurrecting traditional blends and methods of production. The wines have gained quite the reputation over the intervening years.

Robert Parker's Wine Advocate dubbed Le Piane, "some of the finest wines you will find in Alto Piemonte. This high-performing winery is a true treasure not only for Piedmont but for Italian wine in general." They are a hidden gem of Italian wine that is experiencing a second life. Very exciting stuff.

Owner Christoph Künzli
Owner Christoph Künzli
Boca, Italy
Additional Info

From The Producer

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Blend : Nebbiolo (45%) Croatina (45%) (10%)
ABV : 13
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Christoph Künzli in the vineyard
Christoph Künzli in the vineyard
Boca, Italy
Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews


"The 2018 Maggiorina is fresh, vibrant and perfumed. Bright red cherry fruit and a whole range of floral and savory notes give the wine its striking aromatic presence. Medium in body and vibrant, the 2018 has a ton of energy as well as personality, with a certain wildness that is quite appealing." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)


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