90 Plus Cellars Barolo Bussia
The word “Cru” is reserved for the Barolo region’s best vineyard sites. One of these famous sites is “Bussia” in the commune of Monforte d’Alba. Monforte wines are known as some of the most robust and tannic. However, the special situation of the Bussia Cru results in a gentler texture while preserving weight and structure.
Nebbiolo vines are planted in soils consisting mostly of clay and limestone on a hillside facing south. This combination of soil and aspect results in well-concentrated and structured wines with long-term aging potential. Nebbiolo bunches are hand-selected for optimum ripeness of sugars and tannin and delivered to the winery where they undergo a temperature-controlled fermentation. From there, the wine goes through a two-year maturation in a blend of new and one-year-old French oak barrels. By law, the wine can only be released in the 4th year after the harvest.
Lot 139 is a highly limited wine that comes from one of Barolo’s finest vineyard sites on the sun-swept hillsides of Italy’s Piedmont. It is made by a small family winery that has a history of making very praiseworthy wines. Although this wine is ready to drink now with some decanting, it will reward those who let it age gracefully over the next 5-10 years.
This wine will captivate you with its relentless charm and persuasive brawn. Medium garnet in color with hypnotic aromas of dark cherries, roses, tobacco and cedar. Generous in flavor and refined in texture, the red wines of Bussia offer a unique taste of Barolo’s past and future greatness.