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Silvano Bolmida 'Bussia-Vigne dei Fantini' DOCG, 2019

$60.00
Silvano Bolmida 'Bussia-Vigne dei Fantini' DOCG, 2019

Silvano Bolmida 'Bussia-Vigne dei Fantini' DOCG, 2019

$60.00
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I just LOVE this wine year in and year out.  Silvano Bolmida is a teacher...indeed, a professor at the local university for winemaking.  I do not have the chance to harvest or make wine at this point in my career...instead of worrying about the lessons I might be missing, I study Bolmida's wines.  He teaches me something new with every bottle.  We have offered, in years past both Silvano's 'Bussia' and this, the Bussia "Vigne dei Fantini" the darker, more intense, expression from this master. Begining last year, we focused solely on this bottling and have been simply delighted drilling down and studying what might be Silvano's very best reflection of his craft, work, farming, and focus outside of his Riserva.

From our importer:

From Enogea Magazine by Alessandro Masnaghetti.
In the Langhe there is no shortage of great wines. The focus for us has always been on delivering those with both great Value and Typicity as well. Every now and then one stumbles across a winery that delivers Quality, Typicity, Value and is quite unique as well. This tiny, eponymously named artisanal winery delivers it ALL! From 5.5 hectares situated primarily in Monforte's most prestigious cru, Bussia, comes an array of wines that are unmistakably Barolo, yet somehow present a unique textural quality quite unlike any I've seen before. Silvano spent a decade experimenting with methods to bring out the maximum expression of his unique slice of Bussia. His methods are not easy to classify by any readily known terms such as Traditional or Modern. Classifying the results is far easier. Stupendous and absolutely delicious!

Aside from fastidious cleanliness, the two major areas where Silvano veers off onto his own path are extended post fermentation macerations and elevage. In an era where macerating for 30 days is considered quite traditional, what do you call it when one leaves the wine on its skins for up to 95 days? But then the wine goes into 100% French Barriques for the first year, none of it new, and specially treated to provide maximal micro-oxygenation and minimal oak flavor infusion. These are stunning and very unique wines that represent great value in the ever escalating Barolo zone. Bussia is one of the largest “Cru” vineyards in Barolo. Accordingly there is quite a good deal of style and quality variation as one moves from section to section. Silvano’s section is the highest in altitude of the whole thing sitting directly above Pianpolvere Soprano. His elevage for this wine always takes a little more time. The wine itself, more still. This deep, brooding Barolo has an elegance, even with its weight, like all Silvano’s wines. Macerated for 80 days on the skins and aged in neutral barriques for one year on its’ lees, then 14 months in 30 Hl “tini” While we at Artisan have been fans since we first tasted the wines, sometimes the Press is slow to come around, but come around they have!

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