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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Piero Busso

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Barbaresco

Grape Variety:

Nebbiolo

Barbaresco, Gallina, 2016

3x1.5L £370.00

5 cases Equiv. £123.34 per bottle

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6x75cl £330.00

5 cases Equiv. £55.00 per bottle

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Tasting Note:

A serious wine, there is more clay and less silt in the soils here, than Albesani-Borgese. Although similarly south-west facing, the vineyard is more enclosed than Albesani too, so it is cooler and the soils are a little more humid. Both of these factors made it an ideal candidate for success in the excellent 2016 conditions. It was the last vineyard to be picked - on the 27th October. Exhibiting discrete fruit encased in a gripping but very noble structure, this shows evident tannins but ones that are extremely finely-etched and detailed. The flavours gradually snowball across the mid palate, offering notes of small wild berry, plum, tea leaf, autumn leaves and spice. As complex and deep as this is, it also offers a luminosity that holds everything in place and accelerates the wine into a long, echoing finish. Enveloping, refined and complete. 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 slavonian oak casks, but is kept an extra year in bottle before release.

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