CODE: 6900

Barolo Docg, sottozona Monvigliero

Region

Verduno, Langhe (Piemonte)

Grape variety

Nebbiolo

Uomo

Silvio Busca

Winery
Grape Variety
Usually cultivated in an area of ​​Piedmont and in some places at the foot of the Alps. Nebbiolo wines always have a ruby ​​color with garnet reflections, which turn into more orange tones after aging. These wines show fresh fruity notes in their youth; while over the years they often develope elegant notes of dried flowers, sometimes undergrowth. It can develop spicy, tobacco and goudron tertiary hints. Wines of constant good structure, whose tannins generally take many years to soften.
Terroir
The term Langhe derives from an ancient Celtic word that expressed the concept of “stretchs of land”. In this region hills are often flanked in parallel and steep. The soils have sedimentary and marine origin, mainly calcareous. These, however, vary considerably a short distance away, sometimes including bluish tuff, other times veins of clay, or banks of sand and fossils. The climate is strongly influenced by the protection of the Alps and by the mild currents of the nearby Ligurian Sea. The presence of considerable altimetries, valleys and sun exposures generate a kaleidoscope of micro-climatic situations. The combination of different terrains and environments makes clear, as in few parts of the world, the importance of distinguishing wines through geographical sub-area mentions. The “Monvigliero” sub-area is charaterized by grey-bluish marls in deep. On the surface the soils are rich in silicon (sands) and chalk.
Uomo
Silvio assembles all the wines from the different vineyards into a single wine. However, he decided to keep separate the strong identity of his vineyard in Monvigliero sub-area, whose grapes have always given wines with an extraordinary aromatic complexity.
Vinification and finishing
Vinification “in red” at controlled temperature of only the grapes from the vineyard in Monvigliero sub-area. Very long maceration, about 30 days. After malolactic fermentation, refinement of at least 3 years in cask, followed by a further refinement of at least 1 year in bottle.
Tasting notes
Intense and brilliant garnet color. The nose shows a very fine and elegant aromatic profile; after the first notes of ripe red fruit, delicate notes of undergrowth, fine spices and tobacco develop. In the mouth it looks like a wine of great structure, austere, even if warm and enveloping. Harmonious, it is characterized by evident but not aggressive tannins. Long and persistent finish.
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