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Alberto Ballarin Barolo Bricco Rocca DOCG (Piedmont Region) ABV 14.50% - 75cl

Alberto Ballarin Barolo Bricco Rocca DOCG (Piedmont Region) ABV 14.50% - 75cl

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TASTING NOTES

Following on from an almost perfect 2016 growing season, 2017 was certainly not as straightforward. 2017 was the driest vintage on record . Despite the heat, the wines are surprisingly vivid, fresh with a lovely rich fruit. The Barolo are fresh and fruity with a mid-palate richness and smooth tannins. The wines are not flabby and more ready to drink
now compared to 2016 vintage. They may not age as well the 2016 but they will drink beautifully over the next 10 to 15 years. Enticing aromas of dark-skinned berry, blood orange, rose and violet. The savory, balanced palate offers fruitcake, vanilla, raspberry
compote and licorice alongside fine-grained, almost velvety tannins.

WINEMAKING NOTES

Bricco Rocca is a small sub-denominations of the Barolo area in the town of La Morra. The vineyard is planted on sandy Tortonian soil which is rich in blue marls. The Barolo Bricco Rocca is less structured than other Barolos but offers a beautiful and elegant nose. It is soft on the palate as the sandy soils minimize the tannins. The grapes were hand picked and fermented on the skins in thermoregulated stainless steel tanks. The wine aged for 26 months in Slavonian oak casks.

ABOUT THE PRODUCER

Alberto Ballarin (formerly known as Cascina Ballarin) is a small, family-owned estate located in La Morra (province of Cuneo) in the heart of the Langhe region which has been in the hands of the Viberti family since 1928. The estate is currently managed by Giorgio and his son Alberto. They work in the vineyard and cellar with dedication,
passion and in the pursuit of expressing the Piemonte terroir to the fullest. The 9 hectares of vineyards are mainly located in the precious area of Barolo (7.5 hectares) and partly in the Roero (1.5 hectares).

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