Barbaresco, Albesani-Borgese
Piero Busso

Barbaresco, Albesani-Borgese,

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Piero Busso, Barbaresco, Albesani-Borgese, 2015

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Piero Busso, Barbaresco, Albesani-Borgese, 2015

A burst of heady summer fruits hits you on the nose. The palate is equally fruity. A exploding grenade of juicy sweet red berries, wild strawberry and raspberry mainly, encompasses the palate. A tannic grip adds some crunch and structure to the hedonistic fruit. A south west facing vineyard of 280 metres planted on sandy white limestone soils, originally planted by Pierguido's grandfather in 1948. Ageing is in 25 hl casks for 26 months.

ABV:
14.5%
90/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The 2016 Barbaresco Albesani Vigna Borgese is a heady, exotic wine. Super-ripe red cherry, raspberry, mint, blood orange and star anise give the 2016 a decidedly flamboyant profile. The alcohol (15%) feels a bit elevated, while the tannins are grainy. It will be interesting to see if time in bottle helps. Right now, the 2016 is decidedly awkward.
Date Reviewed:
10/2020

specifications

country:
Italy
region:
Piedmont
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Allergen Information:
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Piero Busso

Piero Busso

Piero Busso, with his bright young son Pierguido, is starting to drive quality to greater heights at this top-drawer family Barbaresco domaine. Founded by Guido Busso in the fifties, this domaine is based in Neive and has at its core some fine Nebbiolo vines planted in the Albesani vineyard opposite the winery. The estate's fine holdings don't stop there, however, also boasting parcels in the fabulous Gallina vineyard and Treiso's San Stunet. Winemaking is traditional here, long and slow, up to 45 days maceration on the skins, and ageing is in 25hl slavonian oak casks for two years. These will sweep you off your feet, bewitching high toned pure fruit and floral aspects are their hallmarks. Expressive and seductive, these are wines that have something to say about where they are from.

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