Prunotto "Bussia" 1990

100% Nebbiolo
A still red wine from the Piemonte region of Italy.

Elegant, attractive, big. Red berries, licorice, tobacco leaf.

Tasting Notes

This Barolo has an attractive ruby colour. On the nose rich, sweet, jammy fruit notes but also licorice, tobacco leaf and ethereal notes.

On the mouth the 1990 Prunotto Barolo Bussia is full body and big but elegant at the same time with violets and leather aromas.

The tannins are very elegant.

The finish is long.

Score 85

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Prunotto "Bussia" 1990
Bussia (1990) Review
Estate making Bussia Estate Prunotto
Bussia (1990) Label Bussia
Style of Bussia Style Red & Still
Country of Prunotto Country Italy
Region of Prunotto Region Piemonte
Grape blend of Bussia Grapes Nebbiolo
Vintage of Bussia Vintage 1990
My review of Bussia Points

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Wine making grape

Nebbiolo is an Italian red wine grape variety best known for its production in the Piedmont region, where it produces the DOCG wines of Barolo, Barbaresco, Roero, Gattinara, Carema, and Ghemme. The word “nebbiolo” is thought to come from the Italian nebbia or Piedmontese nebia, which means “fog.” A thick, dense fog descends on the Langhe area, where many Nebbiolo vineyards are located, during harvest, which usually occurs in late October. Alternative interpretations include the formation of a fog-like glaucous veil over the berries as they mature, or that the name is derived from the Italian word nobile, which means noble. Nebbiolo manufactures light-colored red wines that are tannic in youth and have tar and rose scents. The wines mature to reveal other aromas and flavors such as violets, tar, wild herbs, cherries, raspberries, truffles, tobacco, and prunes as they age and take on a distinctive brick-orange hue at the rim of the bottle. To balance the tannins with other characteristics, Nebbiolo wines can take years to mature.

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