Flavio Roddolo Barbera d'Alba Superiore "Bricco Appiani" 2010

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Flavio Roddolo is one of the last remaining truly genuine wine-growers in Piedmont. The 20.000 bottles he produces annually in the Bricco Appiani hill outside of Monforte are the work of an artisan deeply attached to his land, who knows and respects each one of his vines. The 6 hectares of vineyards have not been chemically treated for 40 years, following biodynamic ideas before it became fashionable. Roddolo uses only indigenous yeasts, does not clarify nor filters. The vines, planted on calcareous/clay soil, are 10 to 70 years old. His wines are a reflection of the Monforte terroir and of the man who makes them: they are introverted, brooding and intense, but with patience they reveal a rich, unique and rewarding personality.

10 to 60 years old vines. Harvested during the first week of October. 15 days fermentation in stainless steel, 14 months in oak barrels of various size, no new oak. Unfiltered, unclarified.