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Piero Busso





Grape Variety:


Barbaresco, Gallina, 2015

6x75cl £330.00

10 cases Equiv. £55.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

A wine that needs more time than the other Barbarescos. Underlaying the surface flavours of silky sweet fruit lies a solid, sturdy tannic structure. A savoury dimension adds great complexity to the cherry, plum and cherry stone character – salt, herb, white pepper and black tea infuse to form a riveting Barbaresco built for the long term. 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, at 240 metres altitude. Ageing is the same as for the other crus, 2 years in slavonian oak casks, but it is kept back for an extra year in bottle before release.

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