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Burzi 2020 'Runcaja' Nebbiolo, Langhe, Piemonte, Italy

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Burzi 2020 'Runcaja' Nebbiolo, Langhe, Piemonte, Italy

Located in La Morra, Alberto and Caterina's parents and grandparents have been growing Nebbiolo on their family land for almost 100 years, but they decided to finally take the plunge into winemaking. The energetic siblings are farming organically in the vineyards surrounding their home in the village of Santa Maria, and since their first vintage in 2012 have been creating small, standout productions. 

Winemaker: Alberto and Caterina Burzi 

Farming: Organic

Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo Lampia

Zone of production: Santa Maria in La Morra

Terroir: The Vineyard is relatively young, under 15 years old with a plantation density of 5000 stump/Ha, typical of Langhe. The training method chosen is the guyot with 8 buds and 55HL/Ha as total production of the
plantation.

Vinification: The maceration is carried out at controlled temperature for 6 days in steel tanks with daily and manual pumping over. The maximum temperature reached during the fermentation process is 29 ° C. This, not only, allows us to get a good polyphenolic extraction, but also limits excessive volatilization of fruity aromas. The alcoholic and malolactic fermentation are made in oak barrels of 500 L. The ageing in tonneaux continues for 6 months with a constant work of suspension of the lees in order to preserve perfumes and qualities typical of the native territory.

Tasting Notes: A richly aromatic single-vineyard Langhe Nebbiolo, redolent of black cherry and rosehips. Juicy acidity supported by fine tannins, with a long, perfumed finish. A classic wine to pair with mushroom risotto or grilled lamb.

 

 

From our 2022 Explorer Club Release:

Burzi  | Runcaja Nebbiolo  | Langhe, Piemonte, Italy | 2020

    Alberto and Caterina Burzi's parents and grandparents have been growing Nebbiolo on their family land in Barolo for almost 100 years, but it was these young siblings who decided to finally take the plunge into winemaking. The Burzi's farm organically in the vineyards surrounding their family home in the village of Santa Maria, in the commune of La Morra. Since their first vintage in 2012, they have been creating small, standout productions, and we are obsessed. 

    The new energy that Alberto is bringing to the idea of what it is to make Barolo is invigorating. When we spoke with him in 2021, he noted that he is not necessarily interested in making wines that need decades of aging before enjoying them. His thought is that younger drinkers want access to a side of Barolo that is approachable, enjoyable, and also more affordable. WOW, is he speaking directly to us!  It definitely takes a labor of love to make Nebbiolo from the heart of La Morra into a young, well-drinking wine. Alberto is able to coax fruit, silkiness, and structure out of his Nebbiolo, but still leaves the wines in a zone that allows them to be either very enjoyable with a bit of decanting, or highly ageable in a proper cellar. 

    This month's feature is their Langhe Nebbiolo bottling 'Runcaja', an entry-level Nebbiolo for the estate. This is essentially declassified Barolo; the grapes are sourced from the Roncaglie vineyard in Barolo, but Alberto bottles it under its Piemontese name, “Runcaja''. The grapes are fermented in stainless steel and 500L barrels before aging for six months in large neutral oak. Alberto pumps the juice over the cap of the fermenting wine daily to enhance the fruity, supple nature of the wine. The result is a juicy, richly aromatic Nebbiolo, redolent of black cherry and rosehips. A classic wine to pair with mushroom risotto or grilled lamb. — Simi Grewal

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