Giacomo Fenocchio - Barolo 'Bussia' 2015

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Country: Italy

Region: Piemonte

Appellation: Barolo DOCG

Type: Red, dry

Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo

The vineyards of Bussia yield the biggest and richest Barolo. They also take the longest to fully mature. The Fenocchio style is very old-school but, magically, the wines are approachable earlier than one would expect for such cellar-worthy Barolos.

Bouquet: Intense scents of spiced rose and licorice.
Palate: Dry, warm, full bodied and balanced with pronounced tannins and a persistent aftertaste. A wine particularly adapted for aging.
Pairing: The Barolo Bussia, with its structure and body characteristics, pairs well with dishes of meat, game and aged cheeses, typical dishes of the local cuisine, as well as with many rich international dishes.
Serving temperature: 17-18º C (62-64º F)

Vineyard Notes:
Production zone: Village of Monforte d’Alba - Bussia Cru.
Vineyard area: 5 hectares.
Exposure: Southwest.
Altitude: about 300 Meters a.s.l.
Soil: Elveziano with clayey and calcareous sediments, rich in iron.
Average age of vines: 35 years.
Harvest: In the middle of October.
Grape yield per hectare: 70 quintals.
Production: 25,000 bottles a year.

Winemaking Notes:
Cultivated with traditional methods and a long maceration period; natural fermentation without adding yeast for one month in stainless steel tanks.
Aging: Six months in stainless steel vats and 30 months in Slavonia oak barrels.
Alcohol: Approx. 14-14.5% Vol.

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