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Anna Maria Abbona Barolo Bricco San Pietro 2015

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  • WE92
  • RP92
  • D91
750ML / 14.5% ABV
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750ML / 14.5% ABV

Winemaker Notes

The soil is tuff and calcareous marl with exposure to the south/southeast.

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JS 94
James Suckling
A very inviting nose with red to black cherries and plums, as well as walnuts and fresh leather, mint and dried flowers. The palate leads with juicy, ripe red cherries in pristine, fresh form and delivers a long, seamless thread of flavor. So pure and youthful. Drink from 2023.
WE 92
Wine Enthusiast
Underbrush, pine resin, new leather and blue flower aromas take center stage. Full bodied and firm, the palate offers dried cherry, licorice and ground clove framed in tightly woven, close-grained tannins. Drink 2023–2030.
RP 92
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Drawing its fruit from Monforte d'Alba, the 2015 Barolo Bricco San Pietro shows a slow-moving bouquet that unfolds slowly to reveal a robust and dark bouquet redolent of plum, blackberry and black currant. The wine takes a little time to unwind and open, but once it does, you are made more aware of varietal tones of licorice, tar and ferrous earth.

D 91
Decanter
Anna Maria Abbona is well known for her delicious Dolcetto wines, but she has recently added some Barolo to her portfolio - 2014 saw the first vintage of her single-vineyard Bricco San Pietro from Monforte. The red fruit and floral nose is reticent but the palate shows intensity and purity. The tannins are polished and the acidity contributes zest but, perhaps because the vines are still young, it lacks some depth of flavour. Balanced and long.
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Her great grandfather Giuseppe cultivated the sharecropper vineyards: the dream was to own the land but he had too short a life to see it realized and so her grandfather Angelo had to think about it. Farmer and grafter (for necessity of those post-phylloxera years) began building the company in 1936 with the plan to enlarge what was a very small property for a large family.

He was followed by her father Giuseppe, who in the years of the great industrialization had the merit of not moving to the city like most of his peers to work in the factory, but remained tied to his vineyards, taking care of his father's ones, buying land and planting it others. Unfortunately, the years were very difficult for quality wine, so her parents gave up making wine, giving the production of grapes to the nearest social winery.

The turning point for the company occurred in 1989, when her father informed her of his intention to extirpate some vineyards. In those years her husband and she took care of different professions, even though we both come from vine-grower families. After a short period they decided to go back to their origins and to resume the job of the vineyard, with the aim of producing only quality wines.

With Franco they have planted vineyards, built cellars, a market ... But the most important result was their 2 children: Federico, born in 1990 and Lorenzo born in 1994. Federico works with them today, taking care of sales above all, he is animated by a great passion for his land. Lorenzo is especially passionate about the gastronomic side of the Langhe and is completing his training in the kitchens of the world.

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