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Barolo DOCG ‘Bussia’

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Tasting Notes

100% Nebbiolo sourced from estate-owned, organically-farmed vineyards in the famous Bussia cru in Monforte d’Alba. Barolo is the most illustrious and austere son of the great nebbiolo grape which, perhaps more than any other variety, is greatly influenced by the location of the vineyard in which it is cultivated.

Indeed, the great Bussia vineyard shows through particularly well in this wine: the balance between clayey and calcareous elements in the soil, the high presence of magnesium and microelements, the temperature ranges of the altitude and location of the valley mouth favor the essentials, in these grapes, of particular fruity notes, typical aromas of roses, violets and yield a very structured Barolo with good concentration and great ageing potential. Non-invasive winemaking, lengthy maceration and ageing in large casks of 30 and 60 hectoliters produce a velvety wine with smooth tannicity.

Excellent with red meats (roasted, skewered or grilled) and especially wild game.

2011 rated 91 WE

2012 rated 92 WS, 92 JS

2013 rated 92 JS, 94 IWR (International Wine Report)

Winery

Giacosa Fratelli

Region

Piemonte

Varietal

100% Nebbiolo

Location of Vineyards

Bussia cru (Monforte d'Alba)

Orientation

North-East

Altitude

410 meters a.s.l.

Type of Planting

Organic, not certified

Soil

Clay and calcareous, rich in iron.

Vinification

Grapes are harvested by hand. Non-invasive wine-making, lengthy maceration and ageing in large casks of 30 and 60 hectoliters for 3 years, followed by 1 year in bottle.

Alcohol Content

13.5-14%

Total Production

20,000 bottles

Oenologist

Maurizio Giacosa