Enzo Bartoli Barolo Bussia is a wine made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes that represents the unique terroir from Bussia Cru, one of the few additional geographical indications of Barolo’s production area. It can almost resemble the Premier Cru designation in, for example, Burgundy, France. Located in Monforte d’Alba, Bussia Cru is renowned for producing some of the world’s most coveted Barolo wines. The vineyards of Enzo Bartoli Bussia are located 430 meters above sea level with a south-southwest exposure and the Nebbiolo grapes are harvested by hand in early October.
The grapes are macerated for 20 days and then fermented in steel tanks under controlled temperature conditions. Then the malolactic fermentation is started which gives the wine a rounder and softer character, the wine is then left to mature for 3 years of which at least 2 years are in oak barrels. This is a full-bodied, complex and elegant wine with an exquisite perfume and robust body. Intense and velvety with hints of dark cherries, rose petals, violets, rosehips, minerals, tea and saucers with an incredibly long and complex aftertaste. The wine is ready to drink now but does even better with a decant. It is also possible to store for another 7-15 years. It is complex with perfumed aromas, good acidity and marked tannins, which is typical of wine on the nebbiolo grape. The wine is especially suitable for game and white truffle dishes.