2012 Barbera D`Alba Bricco dei Merli

Wine colour
Region
Italy > Piedmont > Roussillon
Vintage:
2012
Producer:
Elvio Cogno
Tasting Notes:

This spends about a year in large Slavonian barrels (not new) and is full of rounded yet structured fruit. The pre-phylloxera version shares the same grape but there the similarities stop and it’s quite a different animal. The vines are planted high up (520 metres above sea level) in Berri, near La Morra on sandy chalky soil where there is excellent exposure. Yields are low and the wine is very concentrated but the acid is concentrated too and there is great freshness and precision running through the wine. Very limited but a genuinely exciting wines.

Press Reviews:

`The 2012 Barbera d`Alba Bricco dei Merli is graceful and aromatically expressive, if a bit less generous on the palate than is often the case. Raspberry jam notes meld into cloves, mint and new leather in an accessible, mid-weight Barbera to drink now and over the next few years.` 88 pts, Antonio Galloni, Vinous.com

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    This spends about a year in large Slavonian barrels (not new) and is full of rounded yet structured fruit. The pre-phylloxera version shares the same grape but there the similarities stop and it’s quite a different animal. The vines are planted high up (520 metres above sea level) in Berri, near La Morra on sandy chalky soil where there is excellent exposure. Yields are low and the wine is very concentrated but the acid is concentrated too and there is great freshness and precision running through the wine. Very limited but a genuinely exciting wines.