2015 delivered a favourable climate during the entire season, from blossoming to harvest. The summer was warm and dry with few raining days offering us very healthy grapes. In September the weather was very sweet with bright days and fresh nights. Thanks to that the harvest happens a little bit earlier than the regular time (about 7 days) and the grapes were perfectly ripe and well balanced. According to that, the wines are very elegant and really express the terroir.
Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Growing Area: Briccolina - Serralunga d'Alba: Foglio 9 - Part. 198 e 297
Alcohol: 14,50 % by volume
Food: It pairs with hunting game, roasts, mature cheeses. Also appreciated as an after-dinner drink.
Colour: Deep ruby red with garnet hues.
Nose: Wide, intense and complex bouquet with scent of blackberry, liquorice, tobacco, spices, coffee beans and faded roses. The Nebbiolo grape is easily recognisable.
Palate: Wide, complex, dry, full bodied, elegant, harmonic, rich in fine tannins and minerality with a pleasant long finish.
Serving: 16 - 18 °C
Cellaring: 20 - 25 years
Exposure: S, SW
Vines age: 35 years
Soil: Clay - limestone
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 and partially submitted to a cold maceration to preserve its best characters before fermentation in stainless steel vats and conic oak vats at controlled temperature. The maceration is long acting using délestage and, partially, submerged cap technique for over 28 days.
OAK FEFINING: The ageing is made for about 28 months in medium size oak casks (2400 litres).
BRICCOLINA is very well known for being a cru with great complexity and it takes its name from being at the peak of the hill.
Enrico Serafino Barolo BRICCOLINA is a full body, austere and powerful Barolo results of the sustainable farming process applied.
Furthermore, Barolo BRICCOLINA is the proof of what Piemonte Attitude means in Enrico Serafino set of values: complexity, dedication and tenacity.