Barolo 'Castellero'

Brezza

$84.99

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The Brezza estate has been bottling since 1910. Run by Enzo Brezza and his cousin Giacomo, the fourth generation of the family to make wine here, Brezza’s wines are icons of traditional winemaking: organic grape-growing, long macerations, and aging in large barrels. This transparent style, applied consistently and cleanly across the different bottlings, allows the differences of site to become clear, with no new oak aromas or rusticity to get in the way.

Location
The Castellero vineyard is located in the village of Barolo at the top of the Castellero hill. This site has higher percentage of sand than either of Brezza’s two other crus, which imparts lighter structure and elevated aromatics. Planted in 1968, Certified Organic.

Production
Hand harvested in late September - mid October. 30 days maceration controlled low temperature fermentation in stainless steel with selected yeasts. 24 months in 15 - 30 hL used barrel.

Tasting Notes
This Nebbiolo displays ripe cherry, plum, cedarwood, baking spice, crushed mint, licorice, orange zest, tobacco, and leather notes, with graceful tannins and a polished finish. The savory notes will deepen over time. Serve 60-64°F.

Pairing
Barolo Nebbiolo can handle tannins and acid, so don't be shy! Pair with rich pastas, risotto with mushroom or truffles, Gorgonzola Piccante, braised beef or lamb, Galbi, Koi Soi, or dark chocolate with hazelnuts.

Size
750ml