Barbaresco, Albesani, VV
Piero Busso

Barbaresco, Albesani, VV,



Piero Busso, Barbaresco, Albesani, VV, 2011

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Piero Busso, Barbaresco, Albesani, VV, 2011

From the middle part of the Albesani vineyard, the steepest part of the hill, and exclusively from old vines planted in 1948 from the original Nebbiolo michet clone. Ageing is for 30 months in large casks. Barely more than a 1000 bottles are made in only the best vintages. Powerful and dark in initially, hints of liquorice, asian spice and musk, then the red fruit, blossom and roses start to shine through. Explosive on entry but there is great persistence and finesse too. Long, layered silky flavours. Complete seduction.

Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The just-bottled 2011 Barbaresco Albesani Viti Vecchie is an infant. All of the Albesani signatures are in place, but today it is the wine's tannins that dominate. With time in the glass hints of hard candy, sweet red fruit and flowers begin to emerge. The hot dry conditions during the growing season caused some issues with dehydration, which may have also manifested itself with concentrated tannins. There is plenty of time to see if more vintage 2011 radiance emerges with further bottle age.
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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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