Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo Bussia Monforte d’Alba DOCG 2017

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Jancis Robinson – Light brick red. Sweet and ripe, really ripe red fruits like dried cherry and a hint of orange and herbs. There's a firm grip but the fruit fills it out from the centre, giving depth, length and incipient harmony. A firm grip, but not at all aggressive. Drink 2023 – 2032. 17/20. Julia Harding MW, jancisrobinson.com. January 2021


Antonio Galloni/Vinous – The 2017 Barolo Bussia is complex and ethereal in the glass. A whole range of floral and spiced notes give the Bussia its striking aromatic presence. Silky and harmonious, the Bussia is already very easy to enjoy. Even so, my impression is that the 2017 is holding back some of its potential. I would give it a few years in bottle. The long, persistent finish is a thing of beauty. There is a lot of wine here. 94 Points - Antonio Galloni, Vinous. February 2021

About This Wine

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Born from the vineyards of Bussia in Monforte d’Alba, recently purchased and directly managed by the Company to expand the Barolo crus range with specific characteristics. The particular mineral component of Bussia’s terroir gives the wine a great structure, an intense colour, clear and enveloping tannins and a long and consistent aftertaste. The scent of red fruits such as raspberry and pomegranate very ripes are well blended with spicy and balsamic notes.

A wine that is adept at the long evolution in the bottle, up to 25-30 years and more in the best vintages.

Type Red Wine
Varietal(s) Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Brand Einaudi Barolo
Vintage 2017

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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