Organic/Biodynamic Wines

Online-Only Auction, 30 May - 13 June 2022

Session 1

Sold for

ZAR 880
Lot 40
  • Elvio Cogno; Barbera D’Alba Bricco dei Merli; 2016; 2 (1 x 2); 750ml


Lot Estimate
ZAR 700 - 1 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium & VAT
ZAR 880

About this Item

Barbera D’Alba Bricco dei Merli, 2016
2 (1 x 2) 750ml

Organic Farming
Farmed and made according to organic practices. Main reason for not being certified is to allow for intervention should it be deemed necessary to maintain production.
Self-regulated application of the below practices in vineyard and/or cellar.
No use of synthetic fertilisers, pesticides, or herbicides. Use of certain cover crops, methods of soil care, and other specified vineyard care.
Wine made according to strict standards - use of approved, organic yeast, and no added sulfites or other specified additives. Does not imply that the wine is vegan (allows for specified fining agents (including egg whites) and enzymes). In certain regions this is extended to chaptalisation and acid addition.

Critics Ratings

‘The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Bricco dei Merli is a beautiful rendition with a soft and sensual disposition. The mouthfeel of this vintage is noticeably smoother. The tannins and the acidity are hardly evident because they are so neatly folded into the rich texture of this first-rate Barbera. You are aware of, but only in a peripheral way, the freshness and the structure inherent to this Barbera. Dark fruit, candied cherry and exotic spice distinguish the bouquet.’ - Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 91/100 (Sept 2018)

‘This is firing on all cylinders, featuring blackberry, dark plum, chocolate and spice flavors allied to a solid structure. Long, if still a bit compact and square on the finish. Drink now through 2024.’ - Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 90/100 (Nov 2018)

Provenance

Private Client

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