The vineyard takes its name from the old woman who lived in the house adjacent to the vineyard. The lady was always dressed in black and there fore given the nickname “l’uselun” (big bird).

How to pronounce?

(ˈbrikkoˈdellˈutʧelˈlone)


bricco-uccellone

APPELLATION:

Barbera d’Asti d.o.c.g.

VARIETY:

Barbera.

VINEYARD:

Rocchetta Tanaro.

VINIFICATION:

temperature controlled maceration with careful cap management for 20 days.

MATURATION:

15 months of ageing in 225 lt. oak barrels followed by 12 months in the bottle.

CHARACTERISTICS:

intense ruby red with purple hues. Notes of red berries, mint and vanilla. The bouquet is rich, aromatic and complex with a remarkable intensity and multilayered concentration. The wine is generous, voluptuous and full-bodied with a multidimensional structure, perfectly balanced between the grape characteristics and high quality oak, with a persistent long finish. Heavy meat dishes, roasts, also seasoned meat dishes and aged cheeses.

Serve at 17-18 °C.

Write-ups of 2012

DUEMILAVINI:    
I VINI DI VERONELLI: 93/100
VINI D’ITALIA GAMBERO ROSSO: 
VINI D’ITALIA L’ESPRESSO: 16,5/20
VINIO BUONI D’ITALIA: 
ANNUARIO LUCA MARONI: 88
WINE SPECTATOR: 92/100
ROBERT PARKER: 93/100
GENTLEMAN TOP 100 VINI ROSSI:
16° POSIZIONE

Bottle labels

Bricco dell'uccellone

Technical sheet PDF

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