Powerful and structured, rich in ripe fruit, opulent,
spicy and with a very long life. Produced in small
quantities and only in excellent vintages.
Il Bricco is a single vineyard Barbaresco from selected Nebbiolo that is only produced in top-quality vintages. Il Bricco is the name of the Pio family's vineyard in Treiso, an area of Barbaresco. The word "Bricco" means the peak of a hill. Il Bricco is not a generic peak, but the official name of the estate, marked on government maps as a specific hill dominating the Treiso village. The Il Bricco estate is well-known for the high quality of soil, microclimate and sun exposure.
"Shows pure plum on the nose, with a combination of violet and smoke. Full-bodied, with layers of ultrafine tannins and a very long finish. Caresses the palate. A wine of strength and elegance. Best after 2012. 500 cases made."
"he 2005 Barbaresco Il Bricco is a very elegant wine. Layers of perfumed dark red fruit, spices, French oak and roses come together with notable depth on a classic, sturdy frame of impeccable balance. Today the wine remains quite youthful but it also appears to have enough fruit to balance its structural components. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2022."