Brezza Vigna Santa Rosalia Nebbiolo d'Alba 2018

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Brezza Vigna Santa Rosalia Nebbiolo d'Alba 2018

Country - Italy

Region - Piedmont

Grape Varieties - Nebbiolo 100%

Alcohol by volume - 14%

Bottle - 75cl

Producer - Brezza Giacomo E Figli Dal 1885

Tasting notes - Characteristically garnet red with orange nuances, this delicious wine offers perfumed aromas of roses, violets and berried fruit, underpinned by subtle earthy notes. Elegant with velvety tannins and a long, persistent finish.

Brezza Vigna Santa Rosalia Nebbiolo d'Alba 2018

A perfumed and velvety wine with notes of berried fruit
with characteristic hints of roses, violets and subtle
earthy notes through to a long and elegant 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 2018 vintage opened with a long winter with plenty of rainfall, restoring the soil’s
water supply which had diminished due to the dry weather conditions in 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. Temperatures rose considerably from
mid-July onwards, and a long period of constant fine weather helped the grapes to
ripen to excellent maturity.


Vineyard
The grapes come from a 1.2 hectare single vineyard called Vigna Santa Rosalia,
which was planted in 2004. 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 4,000 vines per hectare and have a westerly orientation,
capturing the afternoon sunshine. The Nebbiolo vines are the Lampia and Michet
clones and are grown on rootstocks K5BB and 420A. 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. 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 for six
to eight days, followed by maceration to extract flavours and colour. The wine was
maintained at 18 to 20°C where it underwent malolactic conversion. The wine was
then transferred to large Slavonian oak barrels, where it matured for 12 months. The
wine was bottled and cellared for one year prior to release.


Tasting Note
Characteristically garnet red with orange nuances, this delicious wine offers
perfumed aromas of roses, violets and berried fruit, underpinned by subtle earthy
notes. Elegant with velvety tannins and a long, persistent finish.


Grape
Nebbiolo 100%

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