Cascina Ballarin

Barolo DOCG Bussia

Elegant medium-full bodied red

The grapes come from the vineyards in Monforte d'Alba (Bussia).

Altitude: 250 metres a.s.l.

Exposure: south

Vine training technique: guyot

Age of vines: 30 years

Yield per hectare: 55 quintals of grapes/ha

Soil: clay - limestone

The grapes are grown in the Bussia area of Monforte d’Alba where a calcareous, poor soil gives wines with great structure and intense aromas.The Bussia is one the most famous sub-denominations “Cru” of Barolo.

Harvest: October

Vinification: traditional in temperature controlled tanks

Ageing: 26 months in French oak barriques

Further ageing: 8 months in the bottle

Aromas of oak, prune, espresso and a whiff of nail polish remover lead the nose. The tightly wound palate offers baked plum, black cherry marinated in spirits and a confectionary note alongside assertive, mouth-puckering tannins. 88 POINTS Wine Enthusiast.

 

Vintage: 2011
Grape: 100% Nebbiolo
Region: Piemonte
Winemaker: Giorgio and Gianni Viberti
Alcohol (ABV): 14%

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