Barbaresco Basarin, Negro
Italy – 2015
Tasting Note: Ruby red with tawny hues due to ageing. Roses perfumes on the nose, with notes of black and red berries, pepper and vanilla. Elegant and austere with a persistent tannic structure.
Food Matching: Truffle risotto, wild boar, partridge, pheasant, wild duck and pigeon.
Vineyard: The Lampìa and Michet nebbiolo varieties are planted inNeive, cru Basarin at an altitude of 350 m above sea level. The exposure is south and the soil is white, marly - carcareous with streaks of sand. The age of the vineyard is 60 years and the average production is 5,5 t/ha - 38 hl/ha.
Vinification: Maceration: traditional, floating cap for minimum 20 days. Maturation: 12 months in Slavonia casks and French oak tonneaux. Aging in the bottle: 12 months.
Awards and Press News: This Barbaresco snapped up Gold with its ‘red cherry and green peppercorn aromas, leading to firm and chalky tannins, culminating in a long, elegant finish’, according to Andre Luis Martins of Cavalry & Guards Club, while team leader Martin Lam appreciated its ‘fresh, lifted-fruit nose, with lots of spice and lovely liquorice, as well as some sweet and sour fruit’. ‘Intense and highly structured, with leather and tobacco leaf,’ added fellow team leader Laurent Richet MS, who thought that made it ideal for ‘wild boar with smoked peppers’. Gold Medal, Sommelier Wine Awards 2019
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