2013 Attilio Ghisolfi Bussia Barolo

A fledgling Barolo

2013 Attilio Ghisolfi Bussia Barolo

This Barolo was grown on young vines — aged 5 to 13 years — in Visette, near Monforte d’Alba. The fermentation proceded with ambient cultures, and the wine spent three years in Slavonian oak followed by six months in bottle prior to release.

It’s youthful but on point for Barolo, its garnet robe tinted with gleaming orange. The fragrance reads like sandalwood, cherries, lit candles, paneled room. The palate is firmly tannic with a bracing finish, but in the middle are cherry and cherrystone, red plums, savoriness. Age this wine for ten years. Or, serve it now to harmonize with bright, sharp foods or to contrast with rich meats and aged cheese.


2013 Attilio Ghisolfi Bussia Barolo

14.8% abv | $70 (sample) Imported by Quintessential Wines

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