65% Nebbiolo, 30% Croatina, 5% Vespolina
Boca DOC, Italy
A rare blend made from old vines and new, Le Piane's Mimmo is not one to be missed! The Croatina and Vespolina vines are at least 100 years old, while the Nebbiolo grapes were planted much later between 1998 and 2004. The blend of these youthful and old-world grapes creates lovely complexity in the glass. Fermentation for the Nebbiolo occurs in stainless steel tanks for 30 days, while Croatina and Vespolina ferment in open wood casks where the wine goes through rimontaggio (the wine is pumped over the skins and must) for 5-6 days. The wine is then left to mature for one year in Tonneaux barrels from Troncais and one year in Slavonian Oak. After two more years of refinement, the wine is bottled.
The glass will open up with bright, juicy aromatics. Ruby red cherries, wild strawberries, and raspberries blend with notes of licorice and balsamic. The palate holds nice minerality and youthful tannins while maintaining bright, ripe acid—pair with red and white meat, especially roasted pork.