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Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Luigi Einaudi  Barolo Bussiatext
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17½/20

Luigi Einaudi Barolo Bussia 2017

Piedmont, Italy2017 was another warm year and mostly dry, with a frost event that had little impact. The harvest was early, but the fruit was ripe, so all in all, it was excellent, especially given the cooler nighttime temperatures that reappeared in the late summer and fall. The freshness is evident upfront, as is a mix of rose petals and minerality followed by fresh black cherry, raspberry, and deep, dense tannins that are fully ripe. It will go down as one of the earliest harvests, but the quality is very high in the end. It was the last year of stainless steel fermentation, with concrete entering the picture in 2018. It is aged 30 months in large traditional casks and tonneau to finish off its spiced textures to perfection.Tasted: 14 January 2022Tasted by: Anthony GismondiPrices: AB 125.00 select private retailers Producer: Poderi Luigi EinaudiDistributors: Empson Wines Canada
Grape: Nebbiolo