DOC

Bramaterra

The Bramaterra designation covers seven municipalities spread across the hilly area next to the Baragge Natural Park with the reassuring presence of Monte Rosa in the background. History suggests that feudal serfs became free and settled in the area and started to successfully cultivate the vine, thus achieving great results in wine making. The name Bramaterra first appeared on a parchment in 1447 and signifies the natural potential of this land for agricolture.

Bramaterra was also known as doctrine wine a sit was particularly appreciated by the Curia in Vercelli. It gained D.O.C. designation in 1979.

Features

Production area: municipalities of Brusnengo, Curino, Masserano, Sostegno and Villa del Bosco, province of Biella. Municipalities of Lozzolo and Roasio, province of Vercelli.

 

Varietals (%): Nebbiolo (locally called Spanna) from 50% to 80%; other varietals such as Croatina are allowed up to 30% maximum, as well as Vespolina and Uva Rara (a.k.a. Bonarda Novarese) either alone or in blend up to 20% maximum.

 

Colour: ruby, often with orange hues.

 

Nose: intense and persistent with hints of spices, lightly ethereal.

 

Palate: dry and sapid, well-balanced and pleasantly tannic.

 

Ageing: minimum 22 months of which 18 in oak according to the designation guidelines. The Riserva version requires a longer ageing time of 34 months of which 24 in oak.

 

Serving temperature: 16°-18° C

 

Best if paired with: main courses (risotto-based), meat (turkey).