Very intense, deep ruby red, with the purple reflections typical of young Dolcetto; the bouquet surprises with exceptional elegance and ideal interplay of Nebbiolo and Dolcetto (the former’s finesse, the latter’s volume): a chorus where Nebbiolo gives the peak performance and Dolcetto the background. Spicy and/or vinous notes characteristic of the two varieties, mellowed by aging. Very rich but non-aggressive, an all-around food wine for special occasions and complex, structured dishes. Blends famously include some of the world’s most prestigious wines: our Bricco may well be the most historic and authentically Italian interpretation.
Serve at 17/19° C., in an ample glass.
Very intense, deep ruby-red in colour, with the purplish nuances typical of Dolcetto; its aroma is surprising in its overall elegance, a perfect blending of Nebbiolo and Dolcetto (Nebbioloâ€™s subtlety, Dolcettoâ€™s volume) into a chorus in which the former sings the high notes and the latter provides the bass line in a repertoire featuring the spicy and/or winy notes typical of both grapes, which maturity brings into harmony. An extremely rich, yet not aggressive wine, ideal for drinking throughout the whole meal on occasions that call for a superior wine never over-awed by gourmet dishes. It is common knowledge that blending in the cellar produces some of the worldâ€™s finest wines, and our Bricco is perhaps Italyâ€™s oldest and most authentic example. Serving temperature: 13-14Â°C â€“ serve in a capacious glass
|Wine maker notes
|The two varieties are vinified separately, as maturation takes place at different times: the two wines are assembled and then undergo élevage in oak. Maceration is approximately 5/8 days for Dolcetto and about 10/12 days for Nebbiolo, at a maximum temperature of respectively 25° C. and 30° C. The sojourn in oak barrels – Slavonian and French, partly renewed each year – lasts 12 to 18 months, depending on vintage. The wine is successively racked into stainless steel, clarified with fresh, whipped egg white, decanted and bottled without filtering.
Alcohol: 12.5-13 % by vol.
Total acidity: 5-5.5 grams per liter of tartaric acid
Dry extract: 27-29 grams per liter