Great vintage…more ripeness and acidity in 2016.
The Bussi Family has been growers and winemakers for 4 generations in Calosso, surrounded by the green hills of Asti. After WW1 Agostino Bussi began to make wine out of Barbera and Nebbiolo grapes on just a small plot of land. Throughout the generations, passion and proud tradition has led the Bussi family to create honest and authentic wines.
The vineyards sits on steep mountain slopes of white calcareous, marl soils around Calosso, just one mile away from the Langhe. The winery uses environmentally friendly practices only. The vines are organically and dry farmed and harvested by hand.
Piero and Federico, father and son, maintain traditional vineyard and winemaking practices. The fermentation is in concrete tanks and is spontaneous with native yeasts. No winemaking additives are used, the sulfite levels are 50-70 mg/L and the wines are very lightly fined or filtered. All the work in the winery is done by gravity with no pumps or pipes. Federico desires to keep his father’s teachings and continue the family tradition. The total production is a bit under 3,000 cases.
VARIETAL: 100% BARBERA
WINEMAKER: Piero and Federico Bussi
GROWING CONDITIONS: Continental climate with white calcareous, marl soils. Vine ages range from 15-50 years old.
VINIFICATION: Controlled fermentation for 10-15 days. Aged in French oak for 6 months.
TASTING NOTES: Rich purple in the glass. Broad aromas of cherry and mixed berries. Round and well balanced with an elegant long finish.
FOOD PAIRINGS: Pasta, poultry, red meats, cheese and as an aperitif.