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Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia Bricco Visette 2016

Overview

The color is dark garnet, with an elegant and intense bouquet of red fruit (raspberry, currant, pomegranate), menthol and various spices. The taste is rich and balanced with medium tannins that subtly linger through the long, satisfying finish.

Wine Facts

Winemaker Notes
The color is dark garnet, with an elegant and intense bouquet of red fruit (raspberry, currant, pomegranate). The grapes for this wine come from south and southwest-facing vineyards that are between 20 and 40 years old, at approximately 300 to 350 yards in altitude. The terroir is white tufa terroir in the Visette (Bussia) part of Monforte d’Alba – the center of the Barolo region. Masceration on skins took place over 20 days at controlled temperatures, with natural fermentation and indigenous yeasts. Seventy percent of the resulting wine was matured in Slavonian oak, with 30% aged in Tonneaux barriques, for 30 months. The wine spent another six months’ aging in the bottle, at a controlled temperature of 59 F (15 C).


Serving Hints
A great accompaniment to roasts or game, truffle-flavored dishes and mature cheeses.


Producer: Attilio Ghisolfi
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Wine Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
Total Acidity: 6.30 G/L
Residual Sugar: 0.53 G/L
Alcohol: 15.24%


Press Highlights

2018: 95 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Aug/Sept 2022
2018: 94 Pts - James Suckling, Aug 2022
2017: 95 Pts - James Suckling, Jun 2021
2016: 95 Pts - James Suckling, Aug 2020
2015: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Web Only 2020
2014: 92 Pts  - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2018
2013: 94 Pts 'Cellar Selection' - Wine Enthusiast, Best of 2017 Issue
2013: 92 Pts - Wine Spectator, April 2018
2012: 90 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec 2016
2011: 96 Pts 'Cellar Selection' - Wine Enthusiast, Dec. 2015
2011: 91 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec. 2015
2010: 93 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct. 2014
2010: 93 Pts - Wine Spectator Insider, Oct. 2014
2010: 90 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Dec. 2014
2009: 94 Pts - Wine Spectator, Feb. 2014
2008: 94 Pts - Wine Spectator, Mar. 2013
2007: 95 Pts - Wine Spectator, Nov. 2011
2006: 94 Pts - Wine Spectator, Web-Only 2011
2006: 94 Pts - Wine & Spirits, Dec. 2011


 
 
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