Excellent Barolo, reasonably priced. Husband and wife team Nicola and Lolli craft pure expressions of Piemontese wines; their flagship wine is the Barolo Bussia. Dark cherry, plum, licorice, hints of cinnamon and rose -- complex and alluring notes that give way to a deeply structured palate. A wine for the cellar or for a couple hours in the decanter, paired with hearty foods like braised beef.
2006 vintage notes
Decanter Magazine 4 Stars: Subtle blackberry, blueberry, cinnamon, toast and floral perfume. Lovely concentrated and classy fruit which has been excellently put together. It has firm but not aggressive tannins. Classy and classic. Drink 2012-2019.
2005 vintage notes
Seductive aromas of licorice, black berries, crushed rose, and resin. The scents from a glass of Barolo are hypnotic and ethereal--there are few wines like it. Maybe the best thing is realizing the aromatics will only improve with time.
The palate offers a perfect mix of sweet cherry and blackberry that sweetens on the finish, picking up touches of red berry then mingling with cedary spice and subtle dark cocoa on the structured refined finish. This is outstanding value Barolo that will provide years of enjoyment in the cellar - you could buy a case and drink a bottle each year for the next twelve and find an evolving masterpiece. Best to have this with food for near term drinking, like hearty meat dishes (braised short ribs would be perfect), from a decanter.
Ruggeri Corsini is the husband and wife team of Nicola Argamante and Loredana Addari. Nicola is a prominent viticulturalist who has consulted for some of the biggest names in Italian wine. Together they produce an excellent portfolio of wine.