Fabrizio Ressia Barbaresco Canova

$65.00

2 in stock

Vintage: 2016
Region: Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
Viticulture: Organic
Grape varieties: 100% Nebbiolo

Fabrizio Ressia Barbaresco Canova has a bouquet rich in personality with notes of red fruit and spicy licorice and ginger.

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About Fabrizio Ressia Barbaresco Canova

Fabrizio Ressia Barbaresco Canova has a bouquet rich in personality with notes of red fruit and spicy licorice and ginger, with the classical mineral nuance and an excellent dash of freshness. A rich, full taste and round with elegant and fine tannins and a light acid note.

About Fabrizio Ressia

From vineyards on the steep slopes of the “Canova Cru” wines of great quality and structure, with intense aromas and persistent products with the simplicity of a small company made up of people who work with passion, who excel in their commitment and attention in the production.

Excellent and complex wines are characterized by a full and lingering fragrance that best portrays the grapes from which they are made. Wines that are delicate, elegant, and refined, are to be savored with the utmost of pleasure.

About Barbaresco

Barbaresco is one of the great wines of the Piedmont region in northwestern Italy. Historically it was called Nebbiolo di Barbaresco (Nebbiolo being the grape it’s made from) and was used by the Austrian General Melas to celebrate his victory over the French in 1799. Only in the middle of the 19th Century was the wine we know today vinified into a dry style.

This aristocratic red was awarded its DOCG classification in 1980. Its vineyards are situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area northeast of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Neive, and Treiso, as well as San Rocco Senodelvio (once part of the Barbaresco municipality but now part of Alba). The dominant variety grown is Nebbiolo, but Dolcetto and Barbera also play a part. The vines are generally grown on limestone-rich marl soils. similar to the Tortonium soils of the Barolo and La Morra areas in Barolo, at 650–1300ft (200–400m) above sea level on very steep, “pre-alpine” hills. They are situated on south-facing slopes for best exposure.

Similar to its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is made from 100 percent Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in the world. However, there are several differences between the two. Barbaresco has a slightly maritime climate: warmer, drier, and milder than its neighbor. This means its grapes tend to ripen earlier than those in Barolo. As a result, the wines are less tannic and more approachable at an earlier age. However, there is still plenty of acidity and tannins to make this an age-worthy red. Barbaresco is characterized by its rich, spicy flavors and perfumed sweetness and is considered more elegant and refined than its counterpart, which is a more robust and longer-lived red.

Regulations stipulate that Barbaresco must have a minimum alcohol content of 12.5 percent and undergo two years of aging, one of which must be spent in wooden barrels. For the added designation of riserva, the aging increases to four years, with one of those years in wood.

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