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Barolo Riserva Bussia Vigna Colonnello 2010, Prunotto


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Barolo D.O.C.G.


Nebbiolo 100%

Origin & Soil

the Bussia vineyard is located in the township of Monforte d’Alba near the border with the neighboring township of Barolo. The wine has been produced as a cru ever since the year 1961 and, in 1994, became the property of the Prunotto winery. Within the confines of the Bussia sub-zone, Prunotto has identified a 2.5 acre (one hectare) plot known by local growers as “Vigna Colonnello” (“the Colonnello vineyard”).The plot enjoys a west-southwestern exposure and the old vines (35-40 years of age) and the composition of the soil (which consists of 10% sand, 40% loam, and 50% clay) make this a significantly different vineyard compared to the others of Prunotto. These, in addition to a variety of exposures, have notably different soils (on average 25% sand, 25% clay, and 50% loam). Given these special characteristics, it was decided to ferment and age the Colonnello grapes on their own and, after thirty years, once again make a Barolo Riserva wine


a firm red in color with ruby highlights in color, the wine displays floral aromas of rose petals along with perfectly ripe red fruit (raspberries and pomegranates) and spicy and balsamic notes. The flavors are intense with full, enveloping, and supple tannins and a long and persistent finish and aftertaste. Its solid structure and firm body are an excellent match with meat and game dishes and with cheese. Serve at a temperature of 63° Fahrenheit (17° centigrade)

Climate Vintage

the 2010 vintage began with a cold and rather snowy winter which delayed the beginning of the vine cycle. The spring and early summer continued with a somewhat cool and rainy climate, with temperatures below seasonal averages and intervals of warmer weather. At the end of July temperatures dropped once again, but the positive temperature swings between daytime and nighttime assisted in some of the delay in vine growth and development. Low temperatures in August (together with a selective thinning of the crop) helped maintain a healthy crop in the vineyard despite the abundant rainfall of the period. The harvest began on September 14th with Arneis and Dolcetto, continued with Barbera on September 20th, and concluded on October 16th with the Bussia vineyard in Barolo


the grapes were selected in the vineyard and pressed. The fermentation, carried out in a stainless steel tank at a maximum temperature of 86° Fahrenheit (30° centigrade), lasted approximately 20 days. The malolactic fermentation was terminated before the end of the winter. Aging in oak casks, different capacity, lasted 18 months and then continued in stainless steel tanks for an additional 24 months. Bottle aging before commercial release in the Prunotto cellars lasted another 24 months


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Barolo Riserva Bussia Vigna Colonnello 2010, Prunotto

Barolo Riserva Bussia Vigna Colonnello 2010, Prunotto

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