Brezza Dolcetto d'Alba 2020

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Brezza Dolcetto d'Alba 2020

Country - Italy

Region - Piedmont

Grape Varieties - Dolcetto 100%

Alcohol by volume - 13%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Brezza Giacomo E Figli Dal 1885

Tasting notes - A lively, fruity wine with notes of black cherry, crushed cassis, blueberry and wild red berries complemented by hints of liquorice and almond. Harmoniously balanced with silky smooth tannins and a lovely long finish.

Awards
16.5 pts, Jancis Robinson,
2021

Brezza Dolcetto d'Alba 2020

A pretty and moreish wine with notes of red cherry,
crushed cassis, blueberry and wild red berries
complemented by hints of liquorice and almond.
Producer Note
The Brezza family own 12.5 hectares of vines split between the commune of Barolo (in
Cannubi, Castellero and Sarmassa), the two-hectare Santa Rosalia estate just outside
the Barolo DOCG zone between Diano d’Alba and the town of Alba itself, and two
further plots in Monforte d’Alba and Novello. Throughout the vineyards, the family
practices an environmentally friendly approach to viticulture and the estate has been
certified organic since the 2015 vintage. In the cellar, winemaker Enzo Brezza follows a
traditional approach with minimal intervention. In order to maintain freshness and
purity, many of the wines are bottled with glass Vinolok closures.
Vintage
Winter was mild with few rainfall and snowfall events. March and April were marked by
fine weather and mild temperatures with little rainfall. However, in May a considerable
number of rainy days started an unstable period which continued through to late June,
although the rainfall did prevent hydric stress in the vines. In general, climatic
conditions were ideal throughout summer. A drop in temperatures in some areas in
early September, delayed the harvest. Dolcetto produced wines with elegant
aromatics.
Vineyard
The two hectare vineyard has been organically farmed since 2010 and is located just
outside of the village of Barolo. Situated at 300 metres’ elevation, the vines are planted
with a south-westerly orientation, capturing the afternoon sunshine. The Dolcetto vines
are Guyot pruned and espalier trained in soils comprising sand, silt and clay. Planted
at a density of 4,630 vines per hectare, they are carefully cultivated by hand, with
green harvesting and thinning taking place to control yields and increase the
concentration of flavour in the grapes. Green manure is employed to enhance the
vitality of the soil and the cuttings from the grass cover crops are left on the soil, to help
increase the nutrient value. In accordance with organic viticulture, copper and sulphur
are used when necessary; herbicides and pesticides are not employed. Harvest takes
place by hand at optimum maturity.
Winemaking
The selected grapes were destemmed, crushed and placed in stainless steel tanks
where fermentation took place at controlled temperatures not exceeding 26°C.
Maceration lasted for seven days, then the wine was pressed off the skins. It was then
transferred to another stainless steel tank where it underwent malolactic conversion at
18°C. The wine was made without the influence of oak and once fermentation was
complete the wine was stored in cement tanks until bottling. The wine was made
organically, with the minimal addition of sulphur.
Tasting Note
A lively, fruity wine with notes of black cherry, crushed cassis, blueberry and wild red
berries complemented by hints of liquorice and almond. Harmoniously balanced with
silky smooth tannins and a lovely long finish.
Grape
Dolcetto 100%

Awards
16.5 pts, Jancis Robinson,
2021

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