2011 BRICCO GIUBELLINI BAROLO
$105.00

Producer: Fabiano Fantino

Grape: Nebbiolo 100%

Pronunciation: ‘nebbi-oh-lo’

Region: Piedmont, Italy

Zone: Cuneo, Monforte d’Alba

Producer Info:

Established in 2000 by Maria Bianucci and Gigi Garanzini, Bricco Giubellini is the highest vineyard in Monforte d’Alba at 530 metres and the smallest single vineyard at just 0.33 hectares. The vineyard is West facing and planted on clayey, calcareous, marly soil. 530 meters is considered the upper limit for Nebbiolo in Barolo, but as the vintages get warmer the freshness and elegance of the site has become a defining feature. Best of all, cru Barolo at a great price.

“Bricco Giubellini is easily the most exciting young Barolo producer I have tasted for some time.” - Antonio Galloni

Tasting note: This is Barolo wine in all its beauty, exhibiting a pure and complex bouquet of rose, leather, tar and cocoa. The elegant medium-weight palate is intense and complex with flavours of small red berry fruits, milk and dark chocolate, and with long, fine firm tannins to buttress the very persistent aromatics and aftertaste. Very, very good. – Vincent Garde, The Australian

Growing System: Guyot

Soil Composition: limestone - clay - marl

Production: Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts; skin contact maceration in stainless steel tanks for about 10-14 days at a controlled temperature of 30-32 degrees.  Aged for 24 months in small oak barrels and then racked into stainless steel tanks where it remains for about 4 months for stabilisation; Barolo is then bottled for a further ageing of 1-1.5 year in the bottle

Alcohol (%) 14.5%