Brezza Cannubi Barolo 2016

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Brezza Cannubi 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 wine of great charm and impressive structure, offering intense notes of wild berries, cassis and delicate highlights of herbs, violets, liquorice and dried ginger. Elegant, with a long, smooth finish.

Brezza Cannubi Barolo 2016

A wine of great charm and elegance, with intense notes
of wild berries, cassis and delicate highlights of violet
and liquorice through to a long, smooth 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
The 2016 vintage was a long vintage. Mild temperatures and low rainfall in winter,
encouraged an early start to the vegetative cycle. However, temperatures dropped
during March, slowing the vine’s progress. Summer experienced low average
temperatures, due to low overnight minimums, resulting in slow but steady
phenological development. The fruit was in excellent condition at harvest and the
red wines are aromatic, showing excellent balance with great structure.


Vineyard
The 1.4 hectare vineyard has been organically farmed since 2010 and is located in
the prestigious cru of Cannubi. Situated at 250 metres’ elevation, the vines are
planted with a south-easterly orientation. The Nebbiolo vines are Guyot pruned and
espalier trained in soils comprising sand, silt and clay. The Nebbiolo vines are Lampia
and Michet clones and are grown on rootstocks K5BB and 420A. 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 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.


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-over to submerge the cap, extracting colour, flavour and tannins. The wine
was racked and underwent malolactic conversion in cement vats at 18°C. The wine
was then transferred to Slavonian oak barrels of 15 to 30 hectolitres, where it
matured for 24 months. The wine was bottled, numbered (only around 9,000 were
produced) and cellared for one year, prior to release.


Tasting Note
A wine of great charm and impressive structure, offering intense notes of wild berries,
cassis and delicate highlights of herbs, violets, liquorice and dried ginger. Elegant,
with a long, smooth finish.


Grape
Nebbiolo 100%

Awards
96 pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2020
92 pts, The Wine Advocate,
2021

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