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IL Barrusco

Italy
Per Bottle: $27.00
Per case of 12: $324.00
 
Producer: Poderi Cellario
Production Area: Piedmont, Italy
Type: Pet Nat
Alcohol: 12.5%
We are Fausto and Cinzia Cellario, third generation of winemakers in the village of Carrù, on the western outskirts of the Langhe hills. We believe in working only with local, indigenous Piedmontese grape varieties and we fiercely defend the local winemaking traditions both in the vineyards and in the cellar. We farm 13 hectars of vineyards (and some hazelnut trees) in three different sites covering the southern Langhe. The Dogliani plot is probably the family’s most prestigious land and we like to consider ourselves as “Dolcetto Specialits”. Our farming is organic and we just use the indigenous yeasts in all the fermentations. Sulphur is absent or added only in small quantities during the pressing or bottling (just when necessary). The wines are not fined. They are aged in big oak barrels, cement tanks or raw amphora. The main varieties we farm: Dolcetto, Barbera, Nebbiolo, Favorita, Nascetta, Grignolino.
Taste: Bone dry, tart, some friendly tannins and searing acidity that will cut through the fat of anything you want to throw at it.
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Vinification: Pet Nat. Obtained with an ancient vinification system very common during the last century (ancestral method). The wine is bottled in January with waxing moon, then refermented in bottle. Wine obtained from spontaneous fermentation (indigenous yeasts), not fined

Grape Varieties

Grape %
Barbera 40
Neretto 60

IL Barrusco

Italy