Barolo Bussia Riserva DOCG


Barolo Bussia Riserva DOCG
Winery: Franco Conterno
Region: Piemonte
Grape: Nebbiolo, Michet and Lampia
Production Area: Monforte d’Alba
Appellation: Barolo Riserva DOCG
Serving Temperature: 18° C
Alcohol Strength: 14-15 %

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Game, Stew meat, Grilled beef filet, backed Lamb, Seasoned cheeses

In the heart of the Langhe, in the hamlet of Bussia di Monforte d’Alba, is Cascina Sciulun, a typical historic farmhouse, constructed according to Piedmont architectural traditions. Built in the mid-nineteenth century and extended in the 1940s, the house has always belonged to the Conterno family.
It was grandfather Pietro who allocated 18 hectares of land to Nebbiolo vineyards, initially to sell to other wineries for vinification, later destined for the creation of prestigious wines.
The business passed to his son Giacomo, and then to his grandson Franco, who took the helm of the winery in 1995 with his wife Vilma, bringing his own name and identity to the company.
In recent years, Franco’s two sons, Daniele and Andrea joined the company, following in the footsteps of their grandfather, bringing fresh insight and innovation to the winery and vineyards, continuing the family business with passion and dedication.
VINIFICATION: Maceration on skin in wood vat, fermentation on skin for 20 days with daily plunging during which takes place the alcoholic fermentation which it is submerged hat and left to macerate for 30 days. Fermentation at temperature controlled at maximum 32°C.
Aging: 3-5 months in stainless steel tanks and undergoes malolactic fermentation during which it’s decanted several times, finally 48 months in French oak barrels (45-50 hl. capacity).
Refining: 12 months in bottle

Tasting Notes:
Color: Brilliant grenade red color with soft orange notes.
Nose: Dried violets, Cherry, Plum, Raspberry, Vanilla, Chocolate, Cinnamon, Mace, Leather, Menthol
Palate: Rich, complex, sweet, thick and tannic, rough and firm on palate.





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