Cascina Adelaide, Barolo Bussia, DOCG, Piedmont, Italy, 2019
Amabile Droco is acting out his lifelong dream by now owning an old farmhouse and vineyard in the heart of Barolo.
He was fascinated by Barolo and wanted to demonstrate not only the fascinating qualities that the wine can create in the glass, but also the diversity of the terroir within the Barolo DOCG. So he has set out to acquire a vineyard in each of the ten Barolo ‘crus’. He currently owns eight, with the goal of completing his dream when the right sites become available. This determination to ensure the individuality of the wines shines through. The land provides the difference, the wine provides the medium. To enhance this communication of intrinsic individuality from each site no herbicides are used on the land and the harvesting and sorting is all done by hand. Attention to detail is exacting. Native yeasts and minimal sulphur are used in the fermentation too, allowing the resulting wines speak for itself, creating delicious complex formations full of orange skin, plum and tobacco with incredibly vibrant tannins and excellent balancing acidity.
The Dardi-Mondoca vineyard in the Bussia region of Monforte d'Alba is one of the most important historical cru in the Barolo area, boasting a very mild weather which is uncommon in Langhe. As evidence of this, they also have an abundant garden of olive trees, rosemary and lavender up the hill, typical Mediterranean plants, which thrive in this peculiar exposure. in 2017, Cascina Adelaide had the fortune to buy one of the best parcels of the Bussia cru in Monforte, the Dardi-Mondoca. 2 ha of prime vineyard land with a South facing exposure at 330m asl where the vines average 23 years.
Aged for around 2 years in 16 Hl French oak barrels then refined in bottle for at least 12 months. Their goal is to offer Barolo enthusiasts a unique experience: the opportunity to taste the difference of various soils from the Barolo region. Producing all of their Barolo crus in exactly the same way, from vineyard to bottle, with the same vinification and aging process in order to let the soil speak for itself.
Type: French Oak 16 Hl
% wine oaked: 100
% new oak: None
Bussia represents the level of complexity that can arise in a Barolo. Characterised by a more tight and silky texture than their other Barolo's, this has delicate wild cherry and blueberry accents, pretty notes of savoury spice and campfire ash that add complexity to the silky smooth finish.
White truffle, or Tagliolini and Agnolotti.
6 x 75cl