Prunotto Barolo Bussia 2016
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PRODUCER: Prunotto is located in Alba, in the heart of The Langhe, halfway between Barbaresco and Barolo, on the southeast side of the Tanaro River on a gentle hillside surrounded by vineyards stretching throughout The Langhe and Roero. In 1990 this project took shape when Albiera Antinori, Marchese Piero Antinori’s eldest daughter, further defined the winery's personality by concentrating on the vineyards: the first was the Bussia vineyard, one of the most prestigious in the Barolo area followed by Costamiòle in Agliano to produce Nizza, and land in Calliano for research and development for introducing vines new to this area such as Albarossa and Syrah.
WINEMAKING: Harvested grapes were brought to the cellar and carefully selected, destemmed and crushed. Maceration on the skins lasted for approximately 8 to 10 days at a maximum temperature of 30 °C (86 °F). Malolactic fermentation was completed before the end of winter. The wine was aged in oak barrels of varying capacities for about 18 months.
TASTING NOTE: Barolo Bussia is a lustrous, vibrant ruby red color with garnet reflections. Its nose is complex with floral scents and notes of red fruit. An intense palate with sweet, silky tannins leads to a lengthy harmonious finish.