Brezza Sarmassa Barolo 2017

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Brezza Sarmassa Barolo 2016

Country - Italy

Region - Piedmont

Grape Varieties - Nebbiolo 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14.5%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Brezza Giacomo E Figli Dal 1885

Tasting notes - A fragrant and elegant wine with complex aromas of wild berries layered with menthol, leather, liquorice, violet, earthy tones and subtle herbal notes. Beautifully balanced with firm tannins, a fruity mid-palate and great length on the finish.

Brezza Sarmassa Barolo 2017

A muscular yet elegant wine with complex aromas of red
fruits layered with leather, liquorice, violet and subtle
herbal notes, well flavoured and gamey.
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
2017 was a hot vintage with sparse rainfall. Winter was mild and spring saw above
average temperatures. The vines developed early, which continued throughout the
vintage. At the end of April some localised frost occurred. A long period of fine weather
started in May due to a number of anticyclones, and above average temperatures
during the summer were tempered by cooler nights. Early September rains refreshed
the vines and the grapes were harvested in excellent health.
Vineyard
The one hectare vineyard in the Cru of Sarmassa was originally planted in 1941, with
further plantings in 2000, and it has been organically farmed since 2010. The Guyotpruned vines are grown in Sant'Agata Fossil Marl soils, comprising silt (43.2%), clay
(30.5%) and sand (26.3%). The wines from this Cru tend to be elegant, yet structured.
The Nebbiolo vines are Lampia and Michet clones which are grown on rootstocks K5BB
and 420A. Situated at 300 metres’ elevation, the vines are planted with a south-westerly
orientation to optimise exposure to the sun. Planted at a density of 3,700 vines per
hectare, they are carefully cultivated by hand, with green harvesting and thinning
taking place to control yields and increase concentration. 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 optimal maturity.
Winemaking
This wine was made organically with minimal sulphur. The must was fermented followed
by maceration lasting a further 10 to 15 days, where it underwent frequent pump-overs
to submerge the cap and extract flavour, aromas and fine tannins. The wine was
racked and underwent malolactic conversion in cement vats at 18°C, before being
transferred to oak casks of 15 to 30 hectolitres for a minimum of two years' maturation.
Tasting Note
A fragrant and elegant wine with complex aromas of wild berries layered with menthol,
leather, liquorice, violet, earthy tones and subtle herbal notes. Beautifully balanced with
firm tannins, a fruity mid-palate and great length on the finish.
Grape
Nebbiolo 100%

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