Brezza `San Lorenzo` Dolcetto d'Alba 2010 (12 x 750mL), Piedmont, Italy.

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Overview

Classification: Dolcetto d'Alba DOC, Alba, Piedmont

The local name has deep historical roots: at the top of this hill, during the plague which Alessandro Manzoni described, the Church of San Lorenzo was built, together with a cemetery and hospital. Those who were infected were forced into quarantine here. The soil is very similar to that of Cannubi, light and sandy. Wines from this site boast elegant scents of fruit and demonstrate good complexity. Even in rainy years San Lorenzo will yield good fruit, since good drainage is ensured by the high percentage of sand in the soil.

Region:
ITA - Piedmont
State:
Imported
Country:
Italy

Winery Tasting Notes

The Dolcetto harvest in Barolo ranges from the September 8th to the 15th. When the grapes arrive at the cellar they are crushed into stainless steel tanks for the primary fermentation, with the temperature at 26-28°C. After about 7 days, after fermentation and maceration, the wine is taken off the skins and moved to temperature- controlled tanks for malolactic. The wine is then stored in stainless steel or in concrete vats. The following April the wine is bottled and matures in the cellar for a further month prior to release.

Vintage
2010
Region
ITA - Piedmont
Grape Style
Other Red Varietals
Closure Type
Cork closure

Winery Profile

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The Brezza private estate, with vineyards in Barolo dating back to 1885, takes its name from Giacomo Brezza, who with his father Antonio bottled the first wine of the estate in 1910. The estate lies very close to the centre of Barolo, immersed in the vineyards, as is the nearby Hotel and Restaurant, also property of the Brezza family.The fourth generation of the Brezza family now manages the estate, which extends over twenty-two hectares, sixteen and a half of which are vineyards–twelve and a half in Barolo, one in the commune of Monforte, one in the commune of Novello, and two in Alba.

The original part of the cellar, built in the traditional vaulted style, with exposed brick, was once the area where all cellar operations took place; it is now reserved for the maturation of wine in oak.

The cellar

The largest part of the cellar, which is of more recent construction, is divided into two cellars, the first used for the primary fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel tanks. The second cellar is utilised for malolactic fermentation and other operations within the cellar. The cellar for the bottle-aging is located underground where a constant temperature and suitable humidity level are naturally maintained.

The total production is approximately 80.000 bottles per year, produced from grapes sourced only from estate vineyards.

The wines, 95% red, are all certified as 'Denominazione Origine Controllata' (DOC) or 'Denominazione Origine Controllata Garantita' (DOCG). Barolo is sourced from four historic vineyards, Bricco Sarmassa. Cannubi, Sarmassa, and Castellero; Nebbiolo d’Alba from the Santa Rosalia vineyard; Barbera d’Alba from the Cannubi, Cannubi Muscatel, and Santa Rosalia vineyards; Dolcetto d’Alba from the San Lorenzo and Fossati vineyards; Langhe Freisa from the Santa Rosalia vineyard; and Langhe Rosso. The only white wine produced is a Langhe Chardonnay.

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