Prunotto - Barolo - Bussia - Red
This Barolo from Prunotto is made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes grown in Bussia di Monforte d'Alba. A historic wine produced for the first time by Prunotto in 1961. The heterogeneous exposure of the vineyard, from the southwest to the south, as well as the traditional storage of large barrels, improves the balance and complexity of the Nebbio grape. The harvest is usually made at the end of September. The grapes are lightly crushed and then fermented for 15 days at a maximum temperature of 30 ° C. The malolactic fermentation is completed before the end of winter. The storage is done on oak barrels of different sizes for 18 months.
- Country : Italy
- Region : Piedmont
- Grape variety : Nebbiolo
- Classification : DOCG Barolo
- Color : Red
- Vintage : 2012
- Alcohol degree : 14 %
- Storage potential : More than 10 years
- Volume : 75 cl
Presentation of the vineyard
In 1904, Prunotto started as a joint union between several wine farmers. The times became more difficult in the 20th and the company went bankrupt in 1922. Alfredo Prunotto saw an opportunity to buy the company and started, among other things, exports of Barolo and Barbaresco wines to the United States. In 1956, Alfredo Prunotto resigns and sells the company to his friend Beppe Colla, who begins to structure the vineyard into different Cru areas. In 1989, the Antinori family took over the distribution of the Pronotto wines and later, in 1994, they bought the entire winery when the brothers Colla retired. Prunotto is located just outside Alba, in the middle of the Langhe region on the right side of the Tanaro River.
A ruby red color with pomegranate hues. The nose is complex, with floral aromas and notes of red fruit. The palate is fruity and intense with slightly sweet and silky tannins. The finale is long and harmonious. A red wine to pair with an entrecote with truffle oil-sprinkled polenta.