2016 Barolo, Bricco Ambrogio, Bruna Grimaldi, Piedmont, Italy

2016 Barolo, Bricco Ambrogio, Bruna Grimaldi, Piedmont, Italy

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2016 Barolo, Bricco Ambrogio, Bruna Grimaldi, Piedmont, Italy

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Bricco Ambrogio is the only cru in the small village of Roddi and Grimaldi’s 40-year-old vines lie in a prime spot, sitting mid-slope and facing full south. Vinified for 30 days, partly with a submerged cap, Simone’s winemaking influence shows here. Having dispensed with the French tonneaux for ageing, he now ages the wine for 30 months in two 21-hectolitre botti, yielding greater clarity in the wine. Broad and generous, with plenty of volume and pulp, this is full of bramble fruit, orange peel and exotic spice, with fine, ripe tannins. Extremely appealing. Drink 2022-2040.
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Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is the grape behind the Barolo and Barbaresco wines and is hardly ever seen outside the confines of Piedmont. It takes its name from "nebbia" which is Italian for fog, a frequent phenomenon in the region.

A notoriously pernickety grape, it requires sheltered south-facing sites and performs best on the well-drained calcareous marls to the north and south of Alba in the DOCG zones of Barbaresco and Barolo.

Langhe Nebbiolo is effectively the ‘second wine’ of Piedmont’s great Barolo & Barbarescos. This DOC is the only way Langhe producers can declassify their Barolo or Barbaresco fruit or wines to make an early-drinking style. Unlike Nebbiolo d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo can be cut with 15% other red indigenous varieties, such as Barbera or Dolcetto.

Nebbiolo flowers early and ripens late, so a long hang time, producing high levels of sugar, acidity and tannins; the challenge being to harvest the fruit with these three elements ripe and in balance. The best Barolos and Barbarescos are perfumed with aromas of tar, rose, mint, chocolate, liquorice and truffles. They age brilliantly and the very best need ten years to show at their best.

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