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Burlotto G.b. Comm. Barbera d'Alba Aves 2012

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

Chocolate, ivy, black cherry, and mineral come together on the nose with just a subtle underlay of wood,. Big acids on entry let you know this is Barbera, and this remains brilliant in the mouth with huge drive on the palate and great clarity to the red cherry and black plummy fruit. With fabulous balance and integration of flavors, you get just a hint of cognac spice from the oak accenting the fruit on the palate, this has great drive and focus in the mouth and shows great length on the gorgeous finish. A Barbera that seems likely to age exceptionally well for more than a decade, this is only held back by a little alcoholic warmth on the finish. 92pts

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G.B. Burlotto:
Our wines are created in an ancient structure, which surrounds an interior garden. Fermentation takes place in a wide area with huge windows, in barrels of French Oak which of 50 to 70 hectoliters and the temperature of the musts can be controlled. In the adjacent area, steels containers are used for the lactic fermentation and for the last phase of aging wines. The aging is done in two brick... Read more
Our wines are created in an ancient structure, which surrounds an interior garden. Fermentation takes place in a wide area with huge windows, in barrels of French Oak which of 50 to 70 hectoliters and the temperature of the musts can be controlled. In the adjacent area, steels containers are used for the lactic fermentation and for the last phase of aging wines. The aging is done in two brick vaulted cellars: one is only partly underground which has thermal variations particularly adapted for stabilizing the wines, housing the wines to be consumed when young (Pelaverga, Dolcetto and Barbera.), the other cellar is totally underground and has 80% humidity with a constant temperature, used for the delicate phase of aging in wooden caskets for the most important wines like our Barolo. After bottling, the wines complete the aging process and the bottles are piled for settling, before labeling and packaging. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Burlotto G.b. Comm. Barbera d'Alba Aves

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,816
4.50 5
08/19/2014

Chocolate, ivy, black cherry, and mineral come together on the nose with just a subtle underlay of wood,. Big acids on entry let you know this is Barbera, and this remains brilliant in the mouth with huge drive on the palate and great clarity to the red cherry and black plummy fruit. With fabulous balance and integration of flavors, you get just a hint of cognac spice from the oak accenting the fruit on the palate, this has great drive and focus in the mouth and shows great length on the gorgeous finish. A Barbera that seems likely to age exceptionally well for more than a decade, this is only held back by a little alcoholic warmth on the finish. 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,816
4.00 5
Vintage: 2011 09/17/2013

Aged in a 50hl barrrel Woodsy aromas greet the nose where there is a nice base spice tone, a touch of oyster shells, very pretty slow to emerge violet notes and very clear berry fruit. This is rich, broad and broad in the mouth with a nice tang to the acids. the palate shows great cut to the lovely black fruit, clear though broad shouldered in the mouth with some wood tannins on the finish, this is elegant and powerful and probably will be better in a year or two. 89pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,816
3.50 5
Vintage: 2010 10/16/2013

Darker and more mineral and balsamic than the Barbera d’Alba with a little rosehip, accenting a core of black fruit. Bright on entry, and even a bit weighty with obvious richness to the plummy fruit. The mid-palate has a bit of a matte feel though it turns fresher on the backend and through the raspberry finish which has a lingering edge of sweetness. This is both richer and less elegant than the base bottling. 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,816
4.50 5
Vintage: 2006 09/27/2008

This comes from a select parcel of the vineyard that offers a better exposition yielding grapes that are a bit riper. Yields are kept a bit lower here as well to add to the richness of the wine. 10 day maceration in tini, temperature controlled if needed, Malolactic fermentation in Stainless followed by about 10 months in wood, half in barrique and half in 30 HL botti. The percentage of new wood varies as barriques are replaced as needed. A bit smoky on the nose but packed with dark fruit. There is an obvious touch of chocolaty oak with some toasted cookie/toasted coconut notes as well so some of the wood was recently replaced. This is well balanced and certainly has more impact across the midpalate than the regular Barbera but there are super acids here and they keep everything lively. The pure, deep, spicy fruit is enlivened by the acidity and while there is a bit of cheek-grabbing tannin here it is unobtrusive. Not the most complex wine but the wood spice tones do add a bit to the ever so jammy black berry fruits. Eminently likeable and while the tannin does creep in around the edges the acid offer great pushback and leads to a touch of mulberry on the finish. 92pts


Member Reviews for Burlotto G.b. Comm. Barbera d'Alba Aves

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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,816
4.60 5
08/19/2014

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,816
4.50 5
Vintage: 2011 09/17/2013

Four and a half glasses


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065213,816
4.40 5
Vintage: 2010 10/16/2013

Four and a half glasses



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