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Roero “Bricco Medica”

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Roero “Bricco Medica”

Bricco Medica is a bit more elegant than is typical of Nebbiolo from the Roero.

Appellation: Roero DOCG

Type: Red, dry

Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo

Certified Organic

Wine Details:

Tasting Notes:
Color: Garnet.
Bouquet: Dried cherries, spices, and pepper. Firm, elegant and ethereal.
Taste: The nose is confirmed on the palate with an overlaying a satiny texture with generous ripe tannins.
Serving Temperature: 16-18° C (60-64° F)
Pairing: Pair with fresh pasta, meat dishes, particularly lamb and feathered game and mild cheeses.

Vinyard Notes:
Production Zone: Roero, Cuneo.
Vineyard: The Val del Prete vineyard extends for about three acres. The vineyard is bio-dynamically fertilized.
Soil: Clayey-calcareous with some veins of sand, alkaline pH.
Elevation: 250 meters (820 feet) a.s.l.
Exposure: East.
Vine age: 30+ years old.
Density: 5,000 vines per hectare.
Training System: Espalier.
Pruning: Guyot.

Winemaking Notes:
Harvest: Mid-October by hand.
Vinification: Fermentative maceration on the skins for 25-30 days in concrete, malolactic fermentation.
Aging: 18 months in cement and 6 months in 5th passage barriques.



2006 Roero Bricco Medica – 93 Points – Robert Parker Wine Advocate (Oct. 2009)
“The estate’s 2006 Roero Bricco Medica, a new bottling, is at once more linear and fragrant than the Roero, with an expression of fruit that tends towards raspberries, menthol, flowers and sweet spices. The wine reveals terrific energy, focus and vibrancy, with well-integrated tannins and a long, minerally finish.  It’s hard to believe, but the Bricco Medica is made from young vines that were just a few years old in 2006….This is a superb set of wines from proprietor Mario Roagna and Cascina Val del Prete, a small family-run property that deserves to be far better known “ ~ A.G.

2007 Roero Bricco Medica – 92+ Points – Robert Parker Wine Advocate (Dec 2010 #192)
“The 2007 Roero Bricco Medica is a more delicate wine than the Roero. This shows suggestions of crushed flowers, sweet baking spices, red cherries and raspberries, all of which meld together nicely on a mid-weight frame that is more typical of Nebbiolo than the more exuberant, fruit-driven Roero. Over time, the Bricco Medica reveals gorgeous inner perfume that adds to the open-knit, attractive finish.”  ~A.G.

2010 Roero Bricco Medica – 89 Points – Vinous Media (Oct 2013)
“The 2010 Roero Bricco Medica is intense, layered and very nicely balanced. There is a sense of energy in the 2010 that is especially appealing. Dark red/black plums, tobacco, smoke, licorice and menthol all flow through to the powerful, incisive finish.” ~A.G.