Attilio Ghisolfi

2009 Attilo Ghisolfi Barolo

Nebbiolo •Bussia

Italy: Piedmont

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$60.99
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Mission Briefing

Codename:

Barolo King

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.

Molto bene!

Tasting Profile

Look:

Garnet with tawny edges. Traditional looking Nebbiolo. Translucent.

Smell:

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!

Taste:

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!

Finish:

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.

Pairing:

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

Soil
Limestone (aka white tufa.)
Vinification
Wild yeast fermentation. Macerated on the skins for around 10 days.
Aging
Large oak casks for 30 months, and in bottle for 6 months.
Pairings
Red meat roasts, game, truffle-infused dishes and mature cheeses.
Total Production
800 cases

About the Winery

Offer Expired:Dec 14, 2014 at 11:59 pm
$60.99
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