Moscone Barolo 'Bussia' DOCG 2016

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About This Wine

Wine Making

After a careful selection we proceed with a soft pressing of the grapes aimed to obtaining only the noblest must. Following the traditional red vinification, maceration with the skins takes place for 18-20 days at a temperature of about 26° C in stainless steel vats. It completes malolactic fermentation before winter and it ages for more than 4 years. Before entering in the market, it will rest for around 6 additional months.

Tasting Note

Sight: Bright garnet red, tending to pale orange with ageing.
Smell: Rich and complex of dried rose petals, cherry, and currant with toasted and spicy notes,followed by ethereal hints like undergrowth, leather, and truffle.
Palate: Elegant and balanced, full-bodied wine. Velvety tannins and a good acidity make each sip rich and persistent.

Pairings

Particularly suitable with braised and grilled meat, bushmeat, dishes based on truffles and aged cheeses.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Brand Moscone
Vintage 2016

Wines of Piedmont

In the North-Western corner of Italy, with a backdrop of the visually stunning Alps, Piedmont is a great place to visit for wine tourism. It is also home to some of the most sought-after wines in the country.

Nebbiolo is the region’s most prestigious grape variety, a red variety not seen much in Australia. Wines made from this grape are powerful with remarkably high levels of tannins but a balancing acidity. The Piedmont region offers the grapes with a reliable autumn fog that provides a cooling effect which is particularly beneficial to the growth of Nebbiolo. This pre-harvest fog (“nebbia” in Italian) is actually where the grape’s name comes from. The fog is vital in that it prolongs the time spent on the vine and allows the grapes to achieve full ripeness.

The most famous examples of Nebbiolo come from the appellations (subregions) of Barolo and Barbaresco, known for their ability to age well, firm tannins and distinct smell of tar and roses. Barolo is a big tannic expression of Nebbiolo, while Barbaresco only about 15km away makes a more elegant style. Barolo wines are generally the more expensive of the two and are known to cellar for decades.

By volume however, Barbera is the most planted red grape in Piedmont. This grape makes a juicy, low tannin but high acidity easy-going red. Perhaps somewhat like a lighter style Shiraz.

While there are quite a few white varieties planted in the region, the most notable is Moscato d’Asti, made in a sparkling style in the Asti subregion.

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