Bramaterra Sella 2007

Winemaker's Notes:

The classic Bramaterra, produced for more than one century blending 70% Nebbiolo, 20% Croatina and 10% Vespolina, expresses the full-flavored mineral quality of the porphyritic sand where its grapes grow. Not yet reviewed; 2006 vintage rated 90 points by International Wine Cellar: ...Bright red. Spicy aromas of red berries, tobacco and mint. Bright and pure on entry, offering pretty red berry and floral flavors complicated by white pepper. The finish features sweet, fine-grained tannins that coat the palate.

Region: Italy » Piedmont
Winery: Sella
Color: Red
Varietal: Nebbiolo
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Sella makes wines from Lessona and Bramaterra. The soil in Bramaterra includes sand of volcanic origin and some decomposed porphyr but the sand and rock it's derived from accounts for the significant differences between the two wines. Both wines are made in a very traditional way and are aged in the Sella cellars in large, neutral wood, though some new oak has been used on some wines.

Editorial Reviews for Bramaterra Sella

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,784
4.00 5
Vintage: 2001 10/06/2008

70% nebbiolo, 20% croatina, 10% vespolina from 45 year old vines. This is a very different wine with a bit of soapy florality on the nose, notes of clay, juniper and meat with lots of plum skin fruit, distinctly bigger, more powerful, and less penetrating on the nose. Chewy in the mouth with some stiff tannins, great acidity, notes of pear skin with the accompanying astringent note, plum skins again in the mouth with a note of bitter peach pit leading to a long juicy finish. A bit disjointed at this stage and showing much darker and earthier than the Lessona. With air the wine does really develops with notes of pine resin and roast cherry on the nose while relaxing and filling out in the mouth gaining a sense of lushness that is kept at bay with a vein of bitter chichory. The finish remains a bit short but this is very promising and will improve with 3-5 years of cellaring


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Snooth User: SteveNY
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4.00 5
Vintage: 2004 11/22/2008

Excellent wine representing the Piedmont region. If you like Nebbiolo this is an exotic, dark-berried, spicy fruit choice.


External Reviews for Bramaterra Sella

External Review
Vintage: 2004 08/13/2008

The Sella winery has been family-owned since the early 1700s. Bramaterra (the name of both the wine and the vineyard) is a red blend: mostly old-vine Nebbiolo, with Vespolina and Croatina as well. Exotic, dark-berried, spicy fruit, with notes of rose petals, quinine and aniseed.


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Vintage: 2004 04/09/2008

The Sella winery has been family-owned since the early 1700s. Bramaterra (the name of both the wine and the vineyard) is a blend of mostly old-vine Nebbiolo, Vespolina and Croatina. Exotic, dark-berried, spicy fruit, with notes of rose petals, quinine and aniseed.


External Review
Vintage: 2000 07/11/2007

The Sella winery has been family-owned since the early 1700s. Bramaterra (the name of both the wine and the vineyard) is a blend of mostly old-vine Nebbiolo, Vespolina and Croatina. Exotic, dark-berried, spicy fruit, with notes of rose petals, quinine and aniseed. Drinks well just out of the bottle but can be held as well.



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The classic Bramaterra, produced for more than one century blending 70% Nebbiolo, 20% Croatina and 10% Vespolina, expresses the full-flavored mineral quality of the porphyritic sand where its grapes grow. Not yet reviewed; 2006 vintage rated 90 points by International Wine Cellar: ...Bright red. Spicy aromas of red berries, tobacco and mint. Bright and pure on entry, offering pretty red berry and floral flavors complicated by white pepper. The finish features sweet, fine-grained tannins that coat the palate.

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