Bansella Nizza, 100% Barbera – Prunotto (75cl) DOCG Piedmont

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Bansella Nizza, 100% Barbera – Prunotto (75cl) DOCG Piedmont

 

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Vintage: 2020
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Appellation: Nizza
Grape: 100% Barbera
Alcohol: 14.5%
Closure: Cork

Producer: Alfredo Prunotto founded his business in 1922, and was one of Piemonte’s most dynamic exporters until his retirement in 1956. The company passed then to Prunotto’s friend Beppe Colla, now a revered winemaker and one of the founding fathers of modern Piemonte. The quality of the top wines goes without saying, but the rest of the
range is made with equal aplomb. The style is modern without being exaggerated: freshness of aroma and approachability of structure are viewed as positives, but copious new oak is not. Indeed, the only wines that see the inside of a brand new barrique are the outstanding single vineyard Barberas.

Vineyard: Grapes come from vineyards planted on light coloured soil, rich in calcareous material of marine origin, with a strata . This area is itself part of the warm Nizza sub-zone, which gives the ripest, highest-quality Barbera in the Asti region.

Winery: Upon arrival in the cellars, the grapes were destemmed and crushed. Fermentation took place at 28ºC with a seven-day maceration period. After being run off its skins, the wine completed its fermentation, and its malolactic fermentation as well, before the end of the year. It was then aged for nine months in sixty-gallon oak barrels, second and third-fill, before bottling.

Taste: Rich flavours of plums sit alongside notes of violets, chocolate, and liquorice. The palate is full, yet balanced, with supple tannins and a fresh, savoury finish from the sleek vein of acidity.

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