Bricco Giubellini deliver a totally out there on its own, Bordeaux blend, Piemonte style. Amazing grace.
Grapes: 50% Nebbiolo, 40% Barbera, 10% Merlot
Viticulture: Practicing organic
Vinification: Spontaneous fermentation with indigenous yeasts, skin contact maceration in stainless steel tanks for 10 days at a controlled temperature of 30 degrees
Ageing: The Nebbiolo, Barbera and Merlot are aged separately for 18 months in small oak barrels; they are blended just before bottling and then the wine ages for further 9 months in the bottle before release
Bottles produced: 1,800
Alcohol: 14% abv
Colour: Deep garnet
Nose: Intense bouquet evoking aromas of spices and red fruits, chocolate, blackberry, coffee, mint and black cherry
Palate: Straight, powerful with firm tannins and a velvety texture. The finish is impressively long
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 selective thinning is carried out to reduce yield and improve the quality of the grapes. Winemaking duties are managed by friend and neighbour Fabio Fantino. The wines are available in minuscule quantities and are particularly hard to source.