Barolo Bussia 2018


Giacosa Fratelli is a fourth generation family-run winery in the heart of Neive, Piedmont, passed down from father to son, brother to cousins. In 1895 Giuseppe Giacosa was a sharecropper, alongside his brothers, working the land in the hills of Langhe. He dreamed of owning a winery in the hills they were working and heard of one for sale however was a price the brothers could never afford. That night he dreamed of numbers and woke up to play them in the lottery. Fortune smiled upon Giuseppe and, with his winnings he bought the wine cellar. Today the winery continues to stand for what the family has always focused on for over 100 years - the naturalness of the land, sustainability of the winery, and quality of these amazing wines.

Tasting Notes

Fruity notes and aromas of roses, violets. Good concentration and great aging potential.

Food Pairing

Excellent with red meats (roasted, skewered or grilled) or wild game.

Tech Details

Estate-owned and organically farmed vineyards in the famous Bussia cru in Montforte d'Alba. North-east oriented. Spurred cordon cultivation.

  • Soil: Clay and calcareous soils, rich in iron.
  • Fermentation: Grapes are harvested by hand. Non-invasive winemaking, lengthy maceration.
  • Aging: Aged in large 30 and 60 hectoliter casks for 3 years and an additional year in bottle.
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
  • Region: Piedmont, Italy
  • Avg Elevation: 1345 feet
  • Avg Age of Vines: 25 years
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC: 8003738100419