South-west of Alba, 3 km away from Barbaresco, is the birthplace of Barolo.
Nebbiolo grapes from this high elevation, cooler micro-climate tend to ripen very late, so the harvest takes place when the local producers have finished with all the other grape varieties of the area (Dolcetto, Arneis etc..). Highly tannic, the wines from this area are renowned for their great cellaring potential.
Brothers Sara and Marco Moscone are the youngest generation of this family that has been producing wines for about 200 years.
Grandpa Angelo was one of the 5 producers that in the 50s formed the “Terra del Barolo” consortium, insisting on cultivating here Nebbiolo grapes even when – after WW II – nobody wanted to do it anymore. The Moscone farm is located in one of the five original Barolo municipalities: Monforte d’Alba.
They are also very fortunate by having 5ha of vineyards on south-facing hillsides in the prestigious Bussia cru
Roero Arneis DOC : Arneis (from Piedmontese dialect “little rascal”) is such a difficult grape to grow that it almost disappeared in the 1900 after been cultivated for centuries in the region. Luckily it endured, and today we are able to taste this dry, structured and full body wine, with exotic notes of ripe pears, chamomile and apricots.
Nebbiolo d’Alba DOC : light coloured, with interesting brick/orange hues. Overflowing with intense red fruit aromas on the nose and palate, this medium-bodied beauty also presents hints of white pepper and aniseed, complemented and supported by both bright tannins and a fresh acidity.
Barolo DOCG Bussia : “The wine of kings, the king of wines”
This outstanding example is simply a perfect wine.
Extended, traditional maceration and fermentation is followed by 4 years ageing in large oak “botti” then for further 2 years in bottle
Light brick colour, restrained and elegant at the same time, with notes of sweet spices leading to a bright concerto of cocoa and tobacco, as well as the typical rose water and tar.
Smooth, extremely long and everchanging