Brezza Vigna Santa Rosalia Barbera d'Alba 2018

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Brezza Vigna Santa Rosalia Barbera d'Alba 2018

Country - Italy

Region - Piedmont

Grape Varieties - Barbera 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Brezza Giacomo E Figli Dal 1885

Tasting notes - A vibrant and fruity red wine with enticing aromas of cherries and wild red-berried fruits following through onto the fresh and juicy palate, with hints of delicate spice on the finish.

Brezza Vigna Santa Rosalia Barbera d'Alba 2018

A vibrant wine with aromas of cherries and wild redberried fruits, which are echoed on the fresh and juicy
palate and a touch of spice 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
High rainfall during the winter restoring the soil’s water supply, which had diminished
due to the dry 2017. Spring saw ‘classic’ weather with low temperatures, and bud
break, flowering and berry set were all regular. Challenging weather at the end of
May with high rainfall and storms required vigilance in the vineyard. A warm summer,
with fine weather from mid-July onwards ensured excellent grape maturity in 2018.


Vineyard
The grapes come from a tiny, single vineyard called Vigna Santa Rosalia, which was
planted in 1952 and covers 0.88 hectares. Located around the town of Alba, it has
been organically farmed since 2010. Situated at 300 metres’ elevation, the vines are
planted at a density of 4,630 vines per hectare and have a westerly orientation,
capturing the afternoon sunshine. The Barbera vines are from rootstock K5BB and are
Guyot pruned and espalier trained. 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 at optimum maturity.


Winemaking
The selected grapes were destemmed, crushed and placed in stainless steel tanks
where fermentation took place at controlled temperatures not exceeding 26°C.
Maceration lasted for seven days, then the wine was pressed off the skins. It was
then transferred to another stainless steel tank where it underwent malolactic
conversion at 18°C. The wine was made without the influence of oak and was aged
for eight months in a combination of stainless steel tanks and cement vats. The wine
was made organically, with the minimal addition of sulphur and was cellared for 12
months’ bottle ageing prior to release.


Tasting Note
A vibrant and fruity red wine with enticing aromas of cherries and wild red-berried
fruits following through onto the fresh and juicy palate, with hints of delicate spice on
the finish.


Grape
Barbera 100%

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