Poderi Luigi Einaudi Barolo Bussia 2016


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Decanter, 94 Points- Einaudi’s first release from the Bussia MGA, this hails specifically from the revered slope of Bussia Soprana. Initially restrained, traces of strawberry and raspberry come gradually into focus. At the moment the seduction is all on the palate, where layers of long, fine tannins drape over luscious, pure fruit. Mouthfilling and rich without being dense or heavy, this charming Barolo lingers with accents of sage blossom and incense. Since taking the helm, fourth-generation Marco Sardagna Einaudi has introduced a more delicate press and porous cement tanks for fermentation and post ageing in wood in the quest for a more elegant expression.

From the winemaker-
The 2016 harvest has manifested itself as one of the longest in recent years. The months of January and the rst part of February were characterized by mild temperatures and low rainfall. A decent water supply was provided in spring, when temperatures dropped and rainfall was plentiful. The cold has therefore generated a late vegetative growth compared to 2015. The summer started late but continued until the end of September, while the hail events did not cause signicant years. In all cases it has arrived without problems to a complete maturation both from the technological and phenological point of view, as evidenced by the low quantity of malic acid, an indicator of maturation. The developmental delay perceived in the rst part of the year was lled in August and September (especially in the second part). It is expected to expect Baroli characterized by an excellent balance with important aromas and a very ne structure, with oen lower alcohol levels than in 2015. An incredible vintage is expected.