Colombera & Garella - Bramaterra 'Cascina Cottignano' 2017


Colombera & Garella is project of with Cristiano Garella, Alto Piemontese wünderkind and leading consultant for a number of properties, with his long-time friend Giacomo Colombera, and Giacomo’s father, Carlo, who has been growing grapes in Bramaterra since the early 1990s. This property has quickly become one of the gems alto piemonte, especially in the Lessona and Bramaterra growing areas.

Here’s a Nebbiolo blend etched by an extinct volcanic terroir of red-brown porphyritic sand. 300 million years ago, a volcano created the raw material for the Bramaterra DOC and eight other geographically complex appellations, collectively known as Alto Piemonte. Bramaterra allows more of the varieties Croatina and Vespolina than most of the other Alto Piemonte DOCs. These varieties add resonance and spice to the wonder that is Nebbiolo, while the volcanic soils and more northerly latitude give wines of a particular elegance, perfume, and refreshment compared with the more powerful Nebbioli from Barolo and Barbaresco to the south.

Producer: Colombera & Garella

Country: Italy

Region: Alto Piemonte

Varietal: Nebbiolo, Croatina, Vespolina

Appellation: Bramaterra

Vintage: 2017

Size: 750ml