2019 started slowly due to a long-lasting winter season. A rainy April and a fresh May produced a season in line with more traditional development. The high temperatures during June and July combined with the availability of water in the soil to create the conditions for rapid plant growth. August was mild with good rainfall. The harvest started regularly. The grapes were healthy with slightly higher acidity than the average and, for the red ones, a high accumulation of anthocyanins and an excellent polyphenol profile.
Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Growing Area: Neive-Bricco di Neive MGA
Alcohol: 14,50 %
Food: It pairs with hunting game, roasts, mature cheeses and truffle dishes. Highly appreciated as an after dinner.
Colour: Deep ruby red with garnet hues.
Nose: Wide, intense and pleasant bouquet with scent of blackberry, liquorice, violets, tobacco, spices and faded roses. Very recognizable nebbiolo grapes.
Palate: Fine, velvety, medium to full bodied and very well balanced with silky tannins and elegant long finish.
Serving: 16 - 18 °C
Cellaring: 15 - 20 years
Vines age: 40 year
Yield: 6500 kg/ha
Harvests: 100% hand-harvested
Training system: Guyot
Farming practices: Sustainable Viticulture
Pre-fermentation procedures: grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrant table and chilled with carbonic snow to avoid oxidation and reduce considerably the use of sulphur. After destemming, berries are hand-sorted on a second vibrant table and finally softly crushed.
This process is “100% screw conveyor free” to handle grapes as gently as possible.
Fermentation process: the must is cooled to preserve its best characters before fermentation in stainless steel vats at controlled temperature. The maceration is long acting using délestage and, partially, submerged cap technique in conic wood vats for over 20 days.
Oak refining: the ageing of 20 months is made in medium size oak casks (2500 liters).
Bricco di Neive is a cru of great complexity and takes its name from the peak of the hill where the vineyards are located. Enrico Serafino BRICCO DI NEIVE is an austere Barbaresco at the same time very elegant, as a result of a sustainable production process.
Barbaresco BRICCO DI NEIVE is the proof of the Piemontese Attitude that represents in Enrico Serafino a set of important values: complexity, dedication e perseverance.