Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia Bricco Visette 2006 Front Label
Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia Bricco Visette 2006 Front Label

Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia Bricco Visette 2006

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750ML / 14% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

Deep garnet red in color, the 2006 Barolo Busia Bricco Visette is an elegant, intense wine. Aromas of red fruit, violets and spices sill the nose. The taste is rich and majestic with a firm tannic structure.

Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia "Bricco Visette" is a perfect accompaniment to roasts and game, truffle-flavored dishes and mature cheeses.

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WS 94
Wine Spectator
Combines black cherry, plum, eucalyptus and mineral flavors with a rich, ripe profile backed by firm tannins. This is a powerhouse, with freshness and vivacity. The long aftertaste is tar- and mineral-tinged. Best from 2015 through 2035. 470 cases made.
W&S 94
Wine & Spirits
It’s fascinating to compare this wine with the 2007 vintage, tasted for this issue side-by-side. From south- and southwest-facing vineyards on the tufa-rich soils of Visette, the ’07 is packed with sweet black fruit while this ’06 is supercharged in the aroma, a classical Barolo present in the sense of a rose about to bloom, in the scent of dry, earthen spice and in the fierce young tannins that tighten around the finish. All that’s going on while the wine is as round, black and juicy as the ’07. This is an impressive ’06 with structure and potential to spare.
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Attilio Ghisolfi, Italy
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The Piedmont region of Italy, with its history of agriculture and its reputation for producing the highly-

praised and prized Barolo wines, certainly qualifies as one of the world's best-known areas for grape-

growing and wine production.

Carlo Ghisolfi bought a small property of approximately nine acres in 1985 in what is now known as the "Cru Bussia" and started making wine. Carlo’s son and grandson expanded the property accumulating 21 additional acres of neighboring lands. The wines under the Ghisolfi label were made in 1988 and it included a Barolo Bricco Visette, which is the name of the hill of Carlo’s original nine acres.

Until 1987, the land was used for both vines and other agricultural products. At that time, Carlo’s great

grandson Gianmarco Ghisolfi had come into the family business and, with his father Attilio, converted

most of the land over to grapevines in order to start producing wines under their own label.

While not organically certified, the vineyards are eco-friendly and cultivated with a great respect for the

environment. They do not use chemical fertilizers or herbicides (weeds are killed mechanically)

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