94-97 POINTS: VINOUS - The 2016 Bramaterra is drop-dead gorgeous. Utterly captivating in its aromatics and inner sweetness, the 2016 is insanely beautiful. Sweet red cherry, candy, iron, graphite, rose petal and blood orange are some of the many notes that come alive with a bit of aeration. I tasted the 2016 from two core lots, separately, and then in a hypothetical blend. It is a hugely promising wine. -Antonio Galloni
Cristiano Garella is a leading winemaker in this area with a number of vintages under his belt. His style is clean but transparent, his goal being to maximize the native character and flavors from this very distinctive Nebbiolo terroir. This Bramaterra shows some of the wiry structure typical of the appellation, but also a broad range of generous flavors (tobacco-leaf, sandalwood, red fruits); it is ripe but also very fresh in acidity, a hallmark of this region; age worthy, but drinkable when young, too. This Bramaterra is a bottling of only the best barrels from their vineyard, comprised of 80% Nebbiolo, 10% Vespolina, 10% Croatina.