Casina Bric Barolo Riserva ‘Bricco delle Viole’ | 2016

Importer Notes:  Bricco delle Viole is a regarded Cru within the commune of Barolo that displays precision and finesse.  The unique bottle shape used for this wine is known as “Poirinotta” (named after the town Poirino near Torino).  It was a bottle commonly used in the 1900s before the transition into Burgundy and Bordeaux bottles.  

Grapes:  100% Nebbiolo

Farming:  Organic

Vineyard:  Bricco delle Viole (CRU)  – 3.5 hectares

Vine Age:  30 years

Altitude:  420-480 MASL

Soil:  Clay, limestone & blue marl.

Winemaking:  Native yeast ferment in concrete & barrel. 30-40 day maceration.  2 years in Slavonian oak (25hl & 50hl). 1 year in concrete. 2 years in bottle.

Production:  600 cases

Tasting Notes:  Complex & finely structured.  Intense aromas of balsamic, citrus and dried flowers.

Pairings:  Agnolotti del plin, brasato.

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