Brezza Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2018

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Brezza Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2018

Country - Italy

Region - Piedmont

Grape Varieties - Barbera 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Brezza Giacomo E Figli Dal 1885

Tasting notes - A pure and modern reflection of Barbera with dark berried fruits, plum and cherry and a touch of delicate spice. The well-balanced palate shows great suavity, with fine-grained tannins and lifted sweet cherry fruit on the long finish.

 

Brezza Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2018

A polished and beautifully balanced wine with dark
berried fruits, plum and a touch of delicate spice through
to tangy sweet kirsch cherry flavours on the finish.
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.

Vineyard
The grapes come from a 2.1 hectare vineyard that was originally planted in 1942 with
further plantings in 1991. Located around the town of Barolo, it has been organically
farmed since 2010. Situated at 300 metres’ elevation, the vines are planted at a density
of 5,000 vines per hectare and have a south east and westerly orientation. The Barbera
vines are grown on rootstocks 420A, SO4 and K5BB. Guyot pruned and espalier trained,
the vines are carefully cultivated by hand, with green harvesting and thinning taking
place to control yields and increase the concentration of flavour in the grapes. The soil
is Sant’agata fossil marl from the Tortonian age with high sandstone content, in which
Barbera thrives and produces balanced 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. Manually harvested.
Winemaking
Once the grapes arrived at the cellar they were immediately destemmed and crushed.
The must fermented for eight to 10 days, followed by maceration for four to six days
which was maintained at 18°C for malolactic conversion. The wine was then transferred
to one to three year old Slavonian oak barrels, where it matured for one year. The wine
was bottled and cellared for one year prior to release. This wine was made organically
with minimal sulphur.
Tasting Note
A pure and modern reflection of Barbera with dark berried fruits, plum and cherry and
a touch of delicate spice. The well-balanced palate shows great suavity, with finegrained tannins and lifted sweet cherry fruit on the long finish.
Grape
Barbera 100%

 

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