Brandini Barolo ‘R56’ | 2016
Importer Notes: Resa 56 (Yield 56) is in reference to the 56 quintals harvested for this wine. Typically Barolo DOCG allows for 80 quintals. This number was discovered after a hail storm in the 2010 vintage forced them to drop many damaged clusters. The result was a precise wine that they adored so they continued to make it with same yields in future years.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyard: Brandini Cru, La Morra (1 hectare). Monopole.
Vine Age: 30-40 years.
Altitude: 400 MASL
Soil: Sand, clay & limestone.
Winemaking: Native yeast fermentation in stainless steel, 4 week maceration. Aged 30 months in Slavonian oak (20 hl & 60hl) and an additional 6 months in bottle.
Production: 333 cases (9l)
Tasting Notes: Red fruits and roses. Spicy, elegant & persistent.
Pairings: Salsiccia di Verduno.
Critical Acclaim: WE | 97, JS | 92