Barolo “Bussia” DOCG

Matteo Sardagna defines this wine as a “blockbuster” Barolo. The vineyard is located in Monforte d’Alba with south and southwestern exposure and calcareous marl soil. The unique mineral component of the Bussia terroir inspires lovely structure, intense color, enveloping tannins and a long, consistent finish. Ripe red berries sync with spicy and eucalyptus notes. Suitable to long aging, especially in the best vintages.


Wine exported to

Bermuda, Canada, USA, Japan

Most recent awards

  • 2018 | Vinous94
  • 2017 | Wine Advocate92
  • 2017 | James Suckling94
  • 2016 | Wine & Spirits95
  • 2016 | Wine Enthusiast95
Grape Varieties:

100% Nebbiolo

Fermentation container:

Concrete tanks

Length of alcoholic fermentation:

24 days

Type of yeast:

Selected

Fermentation temperature:

32 °C (89.6 °F)

Length of maceration:

24 days

Malolactic fermentation:

Yes

Aging containers:

Oak barrels

Container size:

5000 L

Bottling period:

May/June

Aging before bottling:

30 months

Aging in bottle:

9 months

Closure:

Natural Cork

Organic:

No

Vineyard name:

Bussia

Vineyard location:

Bussia, Monforte D'Alba, Piedmont

Soil composition:

Calcareous marl

Vine training:

Guyot

Altitude:

350 meters (1,150 feet) above sea level

Vine density:

4,800 plants per hectare

Exposure:

Southern/southeastern

Time of harvest:

Mid to late October

Total yearly production (in bottles):

7,000

Tasting notes:

Balanced yet pronounced tannins that denote great structure and longevity; heightened aromas; full-bodied, austere and velvety on the palate, with long finish of goudron and spice.

Serving temperature:

Best served at 18-20 °C (64.4 - 68 °F).

Food pairings:

Rich and flavorful dishes; game like wild boar or venison; pork, cheese and salumi.

Aging potential:

20 years

Alcohol:

Alcohol cont. 14.5 % by vol.

Winemaker:

Giuseppe Ca Viola