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Barolo Bussia Riserva DOCG 'Vigna Colonnello' 2014 (750 ml.) - Prunotto

Barolo Bussia Riserva 'Vigna Colonnello' by Prunotto, produced for the first time in 1961, comes from the precious one-hectare vineyard in the Monforte d’Alba area, in the Bussia area. It represents the union between the two souls of Barolo and celebrates the meeting between two elected terroirs. A wine with velvety tannins and capable of expressing the finesse and elegance of the terroir. 2014, a complex vintage from a climatic point of view, reserved pleasant surprises in the quality of the grapes vinified thanks to a favorable season finale. It ages in French oak for 18 months and for 24 months in steel. Refine 24 months in the bottle. Intriguing and sensual, enveloping and powerful, yet refined and elegant: it is a wine for special occasions.

   

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THE WINE

Barolo Bussia Riserva 'Vigna Colonnello' by Prunotto, produced for the first time in 1961, comes from the precious one-hectare vineyard in the Monforte d’Alba area, in the Bussia area. It represents the union between the two souls of Barolo and celebrates the meeting between two elected terroirs. A wine with velvety tannins and capable of expressing the finesse and elegance of the terroir. 2014, a complex vintage from a climatic point of view, reserved pleasant surprises in the quality of the grapes vinified thanks to a favorable season finale. It ages in French oak for 18 months and for 24 months in steel. Refine 24 months in the bottle. Intriguing and sensual, enveloping and powerful, yet refined and elegant: it is a wine for special occasions.

THE VINEYARD

Vigna Colonnello is produced from one single prized hectare (2.5 acres) in the Monforte d’Alba area. This wine represents the two combined spirits of the Barolo territory and celebrates the encounter of two first-class terroirs. A wine with silky tannins capable of expressing the finesse and elegance of Tortonian soils while exalting the structure and power of Serravallian terrain.

THE COMPANY

At the beginning of the 20th century, in 1904, when the "Wines of the Langhe" wine cellar was founded in Serralunga d'Alba, which however, after less than twenty years started to have serious budget problems was liquidated. In 1922, Alfredo Prunotto chose to find the company, giving her the name. Since then, year after year, success has been uninterrupted, and the Prunotto cellar has started to export wines all over the world. In 1954, Alfredo Prunotto himself decided to sell the company to the enamel friend Beppe Colla, who in turn, forty years later in 1994, chose to sell the cellar to the Marchesi Antinori family. At present, the Prunotto estate extends over a total area of ​​about fifty hectares of vines, divided among some of the best Piedmont wine areas, such as Bussia, Bric Turot and Costamiole. Among the rows, the vines are cured with rigor and consistency, raised as children, and cultivated in full respect for the environment, nature and ecosystem. In the cellar, although relying on the most modern oenological technologies, the main goal remains to enhance and enhance what the season and the territory have been able to express in the fruit. It is in this way that the Prunotto wine company comes to propose an important range of labels, divided between the classic line and the selection line, the latter created to enhance the individual cru. From Barolo to Barbaresco, passing through Grignolino, Roero and Moscato d'Asti, you arrive at Barbera and Dolcetto: this is how, with one of Piedmont's most prestigious and renowned oenologist speaking names, Prunotto wines by now for years they have become famous interpreters of some of the most prestigious denominations of all of Piedmont and not only, showing themselves profoundly elegant and extremely refined.At this juncture, the young Alfredo Prunotto knows and marries Luigina, with whom he decides to take the Winery "Ai Vini delle Langhe", giving it his name. The Cantina, thanks to the passion of the two spouses, soon becomes famous and begins to export wines all over the world: first in South America and later in the United States, whose markets opened in those years. Prunuo is one of the few companies to believe in that economic outlook. In 1956, Alfredo Prunotto decided to withdraw from the business, surrendering the company to his enotecnico friend Beppe Colla, flanked by Carlo Filiberti and later by his brother Tino Colla. The Prunotto cellar began in 1961 to identify typical areas of particularly valuable production for the crucible vinification, such as Barolo Bussia and Barbera d'Alba Pian Romualdo. In 1972, Ugo della Piana, an architect of Langarole origin, designs the new cellar, which will be built near Alba where it is still the home of the company. In 1989, the Marchesi Antinori family began collaborating with the Prunotto company, first dealing with distribution and then in 1994 with the retirement of the Colla brothers, also directly in production, while retaining the excellent quality level strongly desired by Alfredo Prunotto. One of the most important goals of the Antinori family, in agreement with the Colla, is to produce from vineyards and to have a more careful control of the product from birth. This project took shape in 1990, when Albiera Antinori, the first-born of Marchese Piero Antinori, further delineates the personality of the winery, paying particular attention to the acquisitions of vineyards, among which: the Costamiole vineyard, Agliano, for the production of Barbera d'Asti, the vineyard in cru Bussia, one of the most renowned in the Barolo area and lands in Calliano for the study and analysis of new vines such as Albarossa and Syrah. In 1996, the 5-acre vineyard in the Barbaresco area, named "Bric Turot", and 5 hectares in the Treiso area for the production of Muscat, are also acquired.

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Data sheet

Product Category
Red Wine
Country
Italy
Region
IT - Piedmont
Municipality of production
Monforte
Vintage - Cuvée
2014
Designation
Barolo DOCG
Grape / Raw material
nebbiolo
Alcohol Content
14% vol.
Size
750 ml.
Tasting
Color: red with orange ruby reflections Bouquet: pleasant hints of rose petals, raspberry and pomegranate, combined with spicy and balsamic notes Taste: intense, with sweet, enveloping tannins and a long and consistent aftertaste.
Food Matches
Great Events, Roasted Beef, Stewed Meat, Aged Cheese, Game, Red Meat
Service Temperature
18° - 20° C.
Suggested Glass
Large calyx with a long stem
Aging Class
Reserve
Awards
Vitae 4 Vines
Scores
Antonio Galloni 94/100
Special Features
Historical Vintages

Specific References