2020 Bricco Maiolica

Grapes Barbera
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Piedmont
District Alba
ABV 13.5%

Nice aromatic blackberry, dark cherry, touch of mocha, maybe even floral nose. Slick and bright, lovely supple dark fruit, cherries and blackberry, delicious acidity, beautiful shape ripe tannins, sleek and long. L&S (Jun 2022)

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Aged 6 months in old barrels. More lifted fruit aroma than on the Dolcetto, more sour-cherry freshness. Pure-fruited and saliva-inducing, so fresh. No real sign of the oak except in the roundness of the moderate tannins. (JH) 13.5% Drinking range: 2023 - 2029 Rating: 16.5 Julia Harding MW, (Apr 2023)

Bricco Maiolica

Beppe Accomo is a passionate and ambitious viticulturist making wines of excellent quality on his 20 hectare estate, in a beautiful valley in this prime spot at the heart of Diano D'Alba. In 1928, his grandfather who worked the land as a sharecropper, managed to buy 5 HA of this perfect terroir - and the family has proudly continued that tradition and clung on to this prized terroir ever since, adding parcels of vines as they can.

Beppe makes gloriously uncomplicated, yet sophisticated and engaging wines that do not require years of bottle age. They are wines you just want to drink! His Barbera is from old vines which produce tiny bunches of grapes making a wine with concentrated aromas of black cherries, deep colour, and fine rich flavour with hints of chocolate on the finish. Equally successful is the deep purple, ripe morello cherry fruit-packed Dolcetto - one of the best from Diano d'Alba by a long stretch. His Nebbiolo is also chock full of raspberry and bilberry fruit with tremendous structure and length making it one of the best simple expressions of Nebbiolo which can be drunk on a regular basis and when relatively young.

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