Bera Vittorio & Figli "Bricco della Serra" 2010100% Dolcetto
Mineral and evolved. Leather, tobacco leaf.
The Bricco della Serra 2010 is garnet colour with orange hues.
The nose is very evolved and mineral. I find leather, cedar wood, tobacco leaf, dark chocolate. There is some faint dry violet and under-spirit cherry too.
The mouthfeel is light, thin almost and show some acidity and fine tannins. On the palate I find again the minerality and some delicate toasty notes. The wine is definitely more layered on the nose than it is on the palate.
The finish is medium.
How it's made
Organic wine. Clay and marl limestone soils. Harvest by hand followed by destemming. It macerates in 50-hl cement vats for 25 days. It then spends 24 months on fine lees in the same container. No fining nor filtering. Just a micro-dose of sulphur is added at bottling.
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