For those with curiosity and a spirit of research, Northern Piedmont is an ongoing discovery. In this episode of Rare Wines, we have selected two wines that are playing it close on the regional and national stage. The first is the Bramaterra Rocce di Luce 2018 from Noah, a boutique winery that has been able to make the most of difficult-to-work soils, characterized by volcanic rocks with deep layers of limestone that give a truly unique flavor edge. For us, the parcel produced by Andrea Mosca and Giovanna Pepe Diaz, who left the city to live in the countryside, in Brusnengo in the province of Biella, is a splendid red. It jolted us out of our chairs: it is a blend from nebbiolo, vespolina and croatina grapes.
We find the first two varieties again in Gilberto Boniperti's Fara Bartön 2019. In this case, we are in the municipality of Briona, in the province of Novara, along the Sesia River valley that gives its name to another appellation. We found it refined, graceful and flavorful in its measured aromatic trait. The soils here are slightly more clayey, making for a fruitier but equally multifaceted wine. We invite you to discover the many small realities of the Upper Piedmont where you can still buy excellent wines at reasonable and affordable prices. Who knows until when...
Rare Wines: two red wines from Northern Piedmont to discover
selected by Gambero Rosso