Brezza Sarmassa Barolo 2016

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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.

Awards
91 pts, The Wine Advocate,
2020
95 pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2021

Brezza Sarmassa Barolo 2016

A fragrant, elegant wine with complex aromas of red
fruits layered with leather, liquorice, violet and subtle
herbal notes. Beautifully balanced with a long 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 one hectare vineyard has been organically farmed since 2010 and is located in
the prestigious cru of Sarmassa. Originally planted in 1941 with further plantings in
2000, it is situated at 300 metres’ elevation, the vines are planted with a southwesterly orientation. The Guyot pruned and espalier trained vines are grown in
Sant'agata fossil marne soils, comprising silt and clay and have good water retention
properties. 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 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%

Awards
91 pts, The Wine Advocate,
2020
95 pts, Wine Enthusiast, 2021

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