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Tenute Sella Bramaterra 2011 Wine Review

Tenute Sella Bramaterra 2011

Tenute Sella Bramaterra 2011

Bramaterra, Piemonte D.O.C., Italy

Community Score:89/100

Community Reviews: 3

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Price: $32.00

Drink: 2015-2025

Bottle size: 750 ml

Alcohol: 13%

Sweetness: Extra Dry

Wine Type: Red Wine


Winery: Tenute Sella Bramaterra

Agent: Natural Vines

Natalie's Score: 88/100

An interesting Italian red wine: full-bodied and smooth with some dark cherry and prune aromas. Pair with hearty meat dishes.

This Tenute Sella Bramaterra 2011 was reviewed on May 22, 2018 by Natalie MacLean

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Reviews and Ratings

Greg Hughes rated this wine as 92/100 with the following review:

If you like Barolo and Barbaresco, Piemonte has so much more to show you, from its northern climes.
This wine, from Bramaterra, was grown on dark volcanic porphyry on hillsides drenched with sunlight.
This wine has a lovely garnet colour.
One of the most striking things about the Northern Piemontese wines of Biella (and where they really distinguish themselves) are in the aromatics department.
This example is pretty complex. It is already almost a decade old, but it is still fresh-fresh-fresh.
Tons of florality; violet, cornflower, roses. It os firm and does require decanting (at least a half hour). The fruit open up with fig, red cherry, strawberry, cardamom, clove, truffle, red peppercorns, and red apple.
It is a touch more wild and broad than its neighbour, Lessona, which tends to be more delicate and pretty.
This producer is one of the main driving forces behind the revitalization of the Biella region. Before the Great Depression amd the Phylloxera scare, it was once a thriving and renowned region.
Bramaterra is one of the more important classifications for the wines of Biella. Biellese reds are built woth the same foundation as Langhe to the South and Vercelli to the East. Nebbiolo is the star, with Vespolina, Croatina, and occasionally Uva Rara or Bonarda.
Sharon Aubie rated this wine as 86/100 with the following review:

Bouquet of licorish and herbs. Floral and herbal on the palette with a long finish.

Decanted for some time but this one needs to pair with food. Suggest a great tomato-based pasta dish to compliment this wine.

Tasted May 9, 2018

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