Barbaresco, Albesani, VV
Piero Busso

Barbaresco, Albesani, VV,

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vintage

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.

ABV:
14.5%

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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