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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Piero Busso

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Piedmont

Grape Type:

Nebbiolo

Barbaresco, Gallina, 2012

3x150cl £263.39

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Tasting Note:

A clay-dominated, south-west exposed vineyard that faces the river so it has a very windy micro climate despite it not being particularly high, 240 metres altitude. Ageing is the same as for the other crus, 2 years in salvonian oak casks, but is kept an extra year in bottle before release. A mix of airy high-toned wild red berry flavours and smooth, voluptuous texture. Powerful, mouth-filling and silky, a real "Grand Cru" presence and length. Glorious flavours of strawberry, cherry and cherry blossom on the long finish.

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