Barolo DOCG Simposio


Only recently included among Bel Colle’s cultivation plots, Bussia is the most famous vineyard in Monforte d’Alba, a true icon of Barolo whose best characteristics it represents. An area of absolute value that Bel Colle has the honor of cultivating in one of its highest portions, near the village of the same name, with excellent south-southwest exposure.


The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine come from vineyards located in Barolo villages, at 200 to 300 ft. above sea level. The average age of the vines is 50 years and they are grown on a southern exposure in calcareous clay soils, at a density of about 5,000 plants per hectare. After harvesting, the grapes are pressed and the must is fermented in temperature-controlled steel tanks after a short period in contact with dry ice to increase complexity and aroma. Skin maceration takes place over 15 days, assuring good color and body. The wine spends 36 months in oak Slavonia casks, and then six months in bottles before shipping. It is presented to the consumer with the following organoleptic characteristics: Color: garnet red with orange tinges. Fragrance: full, ethereal, lasting with the fragrance of flowers and fruits amalgamated with the scent of spices and essences. Taste: dry, intense, robust but velvety and harmonic. This wine goes well with red meat, game and matured cheese. It is advised to drink it at a temperature of 18-20C, decanting it carefully.

Technical Sheet

GRAPES 100% Nebbiolo
ALCOOL(%VOL) 14,5%
COLOUR Ruby red
CULTIVATION AREA Verduno, La Morra, Novello
SOIL Clayey – Calcareous
Vinification with fermentation in stainless steel tanks at a controlled temperature, post fermentation maceration, and racking after 22-25 days, racking and malolactic fermentation completed with the maintenance of the temperature.
A long period of maturation in large oak barrels with subsequent rest in bottle.Ageing: 6 months on its own yeasts Yeasts: selected yeasts
Tasting impression: Intense garnet red, ample and elegant bouquet delicately spiced, with hints of flowers and small red fruits. On the palate, an opulent structure buoyed by soft tannins, overlaid with ripe fruit and liquorice. Extraordinary ageing capacity.
Tasting temperature: 18°C
Meal coupling: Perfect in combination with red meat and furred game dishes, but also very rich fish dishes, such as baked turbot, as well as with fine cheeses.

Technical Sheet


Wine enthusiast

  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2016 92 points
  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2015 92 points
  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2014 91 points
  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2013 93 points
  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2012 95 points
  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2010 94 points
  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2008 91 points
  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2007 91 points
  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2006 88 points

Decanter Wine awards London

  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2016 Silver Medal
  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2014 Silver Medal

James Suckling

  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2016 93 points
  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2015 92 points
  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2014 90 points


  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2013 1 cuore

Robert Parker

  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2016 92 points

Gilbert & Gaillard

  • Barolo DOCG Simposio 2015 Medaille d'Or

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