Bric Cenciurio Barolo Coste di Rose 2015
Below a thin surface area richer in organic substances, at a depth of 50-100 cm, layers of blue clay alternate with others of gray color (MARNE di S. AGATA FOSSILI), in these sedimentary formations the vines sink to it struggles the roots to be able to draw the microelements that will then characterize the wine.
Enticing aromas of rose petal, leather and wild herb lead the way on this full-bodied red. The juicy, savory palate delivers raspberry jam, ripe Morello cherry, star anise and tobacco alongside fine-grained tannins. Drink 2021–2031.
Located in the heart of the Langhe, on the hills of the municipality of Barolo, the company takes its name from the toponym, as singular as it is ancient "BRIC CENCIURIO" or: top of the Cenciurio hill.
The vinification method is centered on respect for the raw material from which the wine derives, we try to interpret each vineyard individually by scrupulously controlling the maturation of the bunches.
The technology is accompanied by traditional methods such as following the moon phases during the wine bottling works.
The harvest is done exclusively by hand to carefully select the best bunches.
Responsible for some of the most elegant and age-worthy wines in the world, Nebbiolo, named for the ubiquitous autumnal fog (called nebbia in Italian), is the star variety of northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Grown throughout the area, as well as in the neighboring Valle d’Aosta and Valtellina, it reaches its highest potential in the Piedmontese villages of Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. Outside of Italy, growers are still very much in the experimentation stage but some success has been achieved in parts of California. Somm Secret—If you’re new to Nebbiolo, start with a charming, wallet-friendly, early-drinking Langhe Nebbiolo or Nebbiolo d'Alba.
The center of the production of the world’s most exclusive and age-worthy red wines made from Nebbiolo, the Barolo wine region includes five core townships: La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Serralunga d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and the Barolo village itself, as well as a few outlying villages. The landscape of Barolo, characterized by prominent and castle-topped hills, is full of history and romance centered on the Nebbiolo grape. Its wines, with the signature “tar and roses” aromas, have a deceptively light garnet color but full presence on the palate and plenty of tannins and acidity. In a well-made Barolo wine, one can expect to find complexity and good evolution with notes of, for example, strawberry, cherry, plum, leather, truffle, anise, fresh and dried herbs, tobacco and violets.
There are two predominant soil types here, which distinguish Barolo from the lesser surrounding areas. Compact and fertile Tortonian sandy marls define the vineyards farthest west and at higher elevations. Typically the Barolo wines coming from this side, from La Morra and Barolo, can be approachable relatively early on in their evolution and represent the “feminine” side of Barolo, often closer in style to Barbaresco with elegant perfume and fresh fruit.
On the eastern side of the Barolo wine region, Helvetian soils of compressed sandstone and chalks are less fertile, producing wines with intense body, power and structured tannins. This more “masculine” style comes from Monforte d’Alba and Serralunga d’Alba. The township of Castiglione Falletto covers a spine with both soil types.
The best Barolo wines need 10-15 years before they are ready to drink, and can further age for several decades.