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Barolo D.O.C.G. BUSSIA Riserva - Biologico

Azienda Agricola Barale Fratelli

Regular price SFr. 88.00

Tax included.

VINTAGE: 2015

 

SERGIO BARALE SELECTION LINE

 

Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo.

 

Area of origin: municipality of Monforte d’Alba, Bussia Soprana vineyard; map sheet no. 3, particles 90, 96, 97.

Soil: clayey marl mixed with gray-brown sand in banks; silty-clayey texture.

Exposure: South-West.

Altitude: 270 m.s.l.m.

Slope: 30%.

Cultural notes: vineyard planted in 1982; grown organically. Planting sixth of 3500 plants per hectare; low espalier Guyot training.

Harvest period: first half of October; harvest by hand with careful selection of the bunches.

Vinification: soft pressing and de-stemming of the grapes; static fermentation in oak vats with indigenous yeasts selected from the grapes of our vineyards; subsequent maceration for about 30 days with frequent spraying of the skins.

Aging: in medium-sized French oak barrels (15-30 hl) for 3 years with a minimum of essential decanting. Elevation in demijohns for the Riserva selection. It does not undergo any type of clarification and chemical-physical stabilization before bottling.

Refinement in the bottle for at least 12 months.

 

Organoleptic characteristics:

Color: ruby red with orange reflections.

Bouquet: intense, with notes of dried rose, licorice, tobacco and leather. Goudron emerges with aging.

Taste: dry, robust but velvety, with a complex tannic texture and persistent finish.

Food matches: roasted red meats, braised meats, game, aged cheeses.

Serving advice: it is preferable to enjoy it in large glasses that promote oxygenation and enhance its aroma. A serving temperature of 18 ° C is recommended. Since it has been a Barolo for some time in the bottle, it may have a slight sediment so it is always advisable to decant.

Preservation method: Keep the bottles horizontally in rooms at a constant temperature as far as possible and away from light sources.

 

LAST AWARDS WON

2022: 5 Bibenda bunches

2021: 96 Falstaff points

2020: 4 Vitae vines The AIS Wine Guide

2017: 97 Parker points - The Wine Advocate

          94 points Vinous Antonio Gallon