Attilio Ghisolfi Barolo Bussia 2015
The color is a ruby red, almost garnet, with a flowery, rich and expansive nose. The taste is well-balanced, mature, deep and nicely tannic, with a long finish. This wine is excellent for drinking from an early age.
The grapes for this wine come from south and southwest facing vineyards that are between 5 and 18 years old, at approximately 328 to 383 yards in altitude. The terroir is marly, white tufa in the Visette (Bussia) area, near the village of Monforte d’Alba. Masceration on skins takes place over ten days at controlled temperatures, with natural fermentation taking place using native yeasts. The wine is aged in large Slavonian oak barrels for 36 months, with a further aging of six months in the bottle at a controlled temperature.
A perfect accompaniment to roasts and game, truffle-flavored dishes and mature cheeses.
2015: 95 Pts - Wine Spectator, Feb 2020
2014: 90 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2018
2013: 95 Pts 'Cellar Selection' - Wine Enthusiast, Mar 2018
2012: 94 Pts - Wine Spectator, Dec 2016
2012: 92 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2016
2011: 94 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Oct 2015
2010: 93 Pts - Wine Spectator Insider, Oct. 2014
2010: 88 Pts - 'Best Buy' Wine & Spirits Dec. 2014
2009: 94 Pts - Wine Spectator, Feb. 2014
2008: 93 Pts - Wine Spectator, Feb. 2013
2007: 93 Pts - Wine Spectator, Nov. 2011