Fratelli Giacosa "Bussia" Barolo DOCG, Italy, 2011
Overview of the Wine
Grown in vineyards in the subarea of Bussia in Monforte d’Alba.
The balance between the 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 favour the essentials, in these grapes, of particular fruity notes.
Grape / Blend
Barolo Piedmont, Italy
Dry, full-bodied, well proportioned, and even velvety.
Non-invasive winemaking, lengthy maceration, and ageing in casks of 30 and 60 hectolitres (60 and 120 kegs) produce a velvety wine with smooth tanicity.
"The nose is still a bit closed but eventually reveals aromas of dark berry, leafy underbrush, baked earth and tobacco. On the firm palate, notes of licorice, grilled herbs and black pepper add depth to the black cherry core. Bracing but refined tannins hold it all together." - Kerin O'Keefe