Brezza Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2017

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Brezza Barbera d'Alba Superiore 2017

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 2017

A polished and beautifully balanced wine with dark
berried fruits, plum and a touch of delicate spice
through to lifted sweet cherry 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’s 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 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
fine-grained tannins and lifted sweet cherry fruit on the long finish.


Grape
Barbera 100%

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