Bricco Giubellini legendary high altitude Monforte Barolo made in miniscule quantities.
Viticulture: Practicing organic
Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts; skin contact maceration in stainless steel tanks for about 10-14 days at a controlled temperature of 30-32 degrees
Ageing: Aged for 24 months in small oak barrels and then racked into stainless steel tanks where it remains for about 4 months for stabilisation; further ageing of 1-1.5 year in the bottle
Bottles produced: 1,200
Alcohol: 15% abv
Colour: Garnet red
Nose: Rich and ethereal nose of dark red berries, black pepper, mint and hints of chalk
Palate: Full-bodied with fine tannins, well-balanced acidity and a pleasantly long aftertaste
- Bricco Giubellini was founded in 2002 by former journalists Maria Bianucci and Gigi Garanzini. The 0.75 hectare vineyard at 510/540 meters above sea level is both the highest and the smallest vineyard in Monforte d’Alba. All the work taking place in the vineyard is organic and, in the summer, selective thinning is carried out to reduce yield and improve the quality of the grapes.
Winemaking duties are managed by friend and neighbour Conterno Fantino. The wines are available in minuscule quantities and are particularly hard to source