Le Pianelle 2018 'Al Forte' Coste delle Sesia Rosso DOC

Le Pianelle 2018 'Al Forte' Coste delle Sesia Rosso DOC

Item Number: 15604

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Alto Piemonte
Appellation/AVA: Coste della Sesia DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2018
Grape(s): 80% Nebbiolo / 10% Vespolina / 10% Croatina
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 13.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Volcanic

Al Forte is produced from grapes grown only on volcanic soils (La Pianella area, closer to Gattinara).

The traditional red grapes of the area (Nebbiolo, Vespolina, and Croatina) macerate for a long time on their skins. Fermentation occurs spontaneously with native yeast. The wine ages for 18 months (as long as their Bramaterra bottling) in big French oak barrels. The wine is bottled without filtering or fining.

Technically, Al Forte Rosso is a declassified Bramaterra. For Al Forte, Cristiano Garella focuses on producing a rustic yet fruity red wine while elegance is the main focus for the Le Pianelle Bramaterra .


  • Vinous
    Rating: 91 (3/31/2022)

    The 2018 Al Forte is a bright, vibrant wine bursting at the seams with red berry fruit, wild flowers and alpine herbs. Nervy and racy to the core, Al Forte offers a terrific introduction to the estate. It's a fabulous second wine and a great example of the year.