Barbera d'Alba Superiore 'Bricco delle Olive' 2018, Palladino
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"Bricco delle Olive" Palladino originates from Barbera grapes from a vineyard located in Serralunga d’Alba. The vines here grow with the guyot system on soils where both limestone and clay abound. We are located about 330 meters above sea level, facing east and south-east. The grapes obtained from the de-stemming of the bunches are pressed, and the must thus obtained ferments in stainless steel containers. We then proceed with the refinement, in which the wine remains for 15 months to mature in oak barrels.
Palladino is a family-run winery, located in Serralunga d’Alba, in the heart of one of the most suitable terroirs for viticulture in all of Piedmont, the Langhe. The vineyards extend over an area of 11 hectares, scattered within different denominations of the Langhe. Among these, the parcels within the DOCG of Barolo production stand out in importance, such as San Bernardo, Parafada, Ornato and, of course, Serralunga d'Alba.
The grapes they cultivate are primarily Nebbiolo, flanked by other regional varieties such as Barbera, Dolcetto, Moscato, Cortese and Arneis. The subsoil is characterized by a layer composed of clay and limestone, typical of this part of Piedmont.
Both in the vineyard and in the cellar, the aim is to enhance the individual characteristics of each parcel, trying to obtain grapes of the highest quality and accompanying them in a process in which the hand of man is limited to giving voice to what has already been achieved in the bottle from nature during the vintage.
Why do we love them? First, Veronica is a female winemaker supported by two men, in a completely male dominated region. Palladino has been winning every award (especially for their Nebbiolo's - San Bernardo is a must drink if you love Barolo) and they always know how to find a nice harmony in wine and in their region.