Cesare Bussolo is winemaker and partner of Roberto Voerzio
Cesare Bussolo was born and lived in the heart of La Morra, one of the villages of the Barolo appellation. His childhood was marked by the culture of wine and vine. He graduated in 1998 from the Alba Wine School and since 2007, he has worked at the estate of the famous Voerzio estate. He has been involved in both vineyards and winemaking, and has become a faithful and indispensable partner of Roberto Voerzio.
Barbera Vigna Santa Lucia DOC 2017
In 2009 he bought an old vineyard of about 90 years old, in an area called Santa Lucia, very well adapted to the Barbera vineyard culture in the city of La Morra, for him considered the best terroir in the world. In 2010, the vineyard was uprooted and replanted with a very high density of about 8000 plants per hectare. This has reduced the yield of grapes per plant to just over 1 kg. The vineyard is cultivated in organic agriculture, without the use of chemical fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides to give the possibility to the soil to give their best. In the cellar, he works in a natural way. Harvested by hand at perfect maturity, super healthy, the grapes ferment for 15-30 days thanks to the only indigenous yeasts in stainless steel tanks. The wine then undergoes no alteration, also performs its malolactic fermentation in stainless steel tanks. It is then racked in oak barrels (20% maximum nine). After 12 months of aging, it is bottled at the end of August, without sticking or filtration.
This wonderful Barbera is very concentrated but managed to retain its beautiful freshness, elegance en energy.