2009 Attilo Ghisolfi Barolo
There’s so much to love about the 2009 Attilo Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia. It’s a wine that requires some time to settle into, with initially shy nuances giving way to incredibly beautiful things that few other grapes and wine regions can duplicate. Tar and floral? Translucent and powerful? A contradiction full of complexity and intrigue that’s best served with special meals that last longer than an hour. Don’t rush this date. You’ll see (and taste) why it has a 94 point (Wine Spectator) rating.
Garnet with tawny edges. Traditional looking Nebbiolo. Translucent.
Intense and perfumed with licorice, limestone, and penetrating red fruits - even roses. Tarry, floral, red-fruited and gorgeous. Orange rind, dried cherries, tea, and rocks. Amazing!
A bit tight upon entry, each sip reveals the more alluring red fruits and spices that really make the wine soar. It’s juicy, but deep and intense. This wine is never heavy. Rather, it is powerful and complex. Good to the last drop - even if on night two or three!
Dry and moreish. The acidity is like that of a perfect cherry that keeps us coming back for more. Multiple layers of flavor. Exotic and delicious.
Very versatile because of its nice fruit to acid balance. A good burger partner, and a special dinner kind of wine. Pairs well with celebration.
What the Winery Says
- Limestone (aka white tufa.)
- Wild yeast fermentation. Macerated on the skins for around 10 days.
- Large oak casks for 30 months, and in bottle for 6 months.
- Red meat roasts, game, truffle-infused dishes and mature cheeses.
- Total Production
- 800 cases