Anna Maria Abbona Barolo Bricco San Pietro 2015
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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.
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.