Friday 23 February 2024

The Barolo Boys in Piedmont - A Visit To Fogliati

A relatively new producer, the first Bussia was of the 2016 vintage, although the family have grown grapes sine the 50´s. Annalisa talked passionately about her wines and the future of the estate, among them a future Dolcetto (something for the infamous Dolcetto Boys & Girls!)

2020 Barolo Treturne
From three different vineyards in Castiglione Falletto and Monforte, this 2020 offers up a fine, elegant nose with notes of red cherries, rosehips and undergrowth. High and fine.
The taste is young and tight with notes of hard cherry candy, sand and dried flowers. Silky tannins. 7+ years.
92p   (tasted 2024/01)

2020 Barolo Bussia
The Bussia is a tad darker on the nose with notes of thyme, ripe cherries, asphalt and Langhe earth. Very fine.
The taste is tight and concentrated with rich black cherry fruit, polished tannins and a long, taut finish. 8+ years.
94p   (tasted 2024/01)

2021 Barolo Treturne
A young, perky, herbal nose with notes of Christmas spices, licorice and red cherries. Very, very good.
The taste is forward as this stage with ungainly cherry fruit, taut tannins and a long, bitter finish. Very promising. 
90p   (tasted 2024/01)

2021 Barolo Bussia
A high, intense nose with notes of hard cherry candy, herbs, Lange earth and a hint of mint. Very fine.
The taste is linear and conentrated with notes of bakelite, hard cherry candy, asphalt and rosehips. Needs plenty of time.
92p   (tasted 2024/01)

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