Roccheviberti Barolo Bricco Boschis 2016

93 points, Vinous Media – The 2016 Barolo Bricco Boschis is another gorgeous wine from Claudio Viberti. Sweet dark cherry, plum, lavender, spice, menthol, licorice and dark spice emerge gradually from behind a wall of brooding, potent tannins. This virile Barolo needs time to fully come together, although it will always remain big, dark and brooding in style.

93 points, Wine Advocate – The Rocche Viberti 2016 Barolo Bricco Boschis shows a compact character and more fruit clarity next to the 2015 vintage that I tasted at the same time. This wine is chiseled and sharp, with pretty layers of cherry, cassis, spice, tar and smoke. It lands with straightforward intensity onto the palate, where the wine’s structure and acidity find equal footing.

$59.97

Description

Region: Italy, Barolo, Bricco Boschis
Grape(s): Nebbiolo
Terroir: south and south-east. Altitude: 350 meters. Clay, limestone
Farming: Traditional
Winemaking: 22 days in inox steel tanks with controlled temprature. Aging: 24 months in 25 hl. French oak barrels. Aging in bottle: 12 months in temprature controlled area

Bricco Boschis is a vineyard of significantly larger surface area, with Western exposition and an altitude ranging between 200-300 meters above sea level.

Compared to Rocche di Castiglione, the soil here is much richer in clay, resulting in Barolos with more intense color, bigger structure and pronounced tannins, all of which contributes to the wine’s longevity. Roccheviberti has several different parcels within the Bricco Boschis vineyard: in the highest part are plantings of Nebbiolo for Barolo and a small vineyard (“Vigna Malera”) of Dolectto for Dolcetto d’Alba, while the lower part contains is a vineyard of Barbera for Barbera d’Alba (“Vigna Lunga”) and another small parcel of Dolcetto. The Nebbiolo for Barolo vineyards consist of a small section that is about 35 years old and a larger section that was re-planted 5 years ago.

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