2020 Brezza Dolcetto d'Alba DOC, Piedmont, Italy (750ml)
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Dark ruby color. Subtle aromas of dried red and black fruits. The palate is delicate with flavors of dark plums, dried currants, brambles and a hint of sweet herbs. The finish is long with firm tannins and a touch of white pepper.
The Brezza estate, which includes part of the renowned Cannubi vineyard in the village of Barolo, has been bottling wines since 1910. Located just outside the center of the village of Barolo, the Brezza family owns and operates a winery as well as the Restaurant and Hotel. The estate extends over 31 hectares, 20 of which are vineyards, some dating back as far as 1885! Brezza is now run by the fourth generation of the family to make wine here, cousins Enzo and Giacomo Brezza. Their wines are highly regarded and considered icons of traditional winemaking within the region. Brezza employs organic grape growing, long macerations, and large Slavonian oak barrels (3000 L) that are not toasted; this hands-off, more reserved style allows the nuances of each site to shine. In addition to their highly sought-after Barolos, Brezza produces several monovarietal wines made with other grapes typical to Piedmont, including Dolcetto, Barbera and Freisa.
This bottling is 100% Dolcetto. The grapes were carefully harvested by hand, and underwent a 7-day cold maceration in temperature-controlled stainless-steel tanks with select yeasts. The wine was then aged for 8 months in cement and stainless-steel tanks before bottling.