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2003 Piero Busso San Stunet-S. Stefanetto, Barbaresco DOCG, Italy

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Score: 91.
The Wine-Searcher score of 91/100 is calculated from the following wine critic scores:
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91/100  
3/3  
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Price History for 2003 Piero Busso San Stunet-S. Stefanetto, Barbaresco DOCG, Italy
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Grape Variety: Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is a black-skinned red wine grape variety most famous for creating the "tar and roses" scent of Barolo wines from Piedmont, northwestern Italy. The grape's very name is evocative of its home among the misty foothills of the western Alps; the nebbia (Italian for "fog") after which it is named frequently arrives on early October mornings, when the Nebbiolo harvest is in full swing.

Most strains of Nebbiolo demonstrate a good resistance to botrytis and although early forms of Barolo were made in a sweet style, this was due to struggling ferments rather than the effects of botrytis. Unfortunately the vine showed little or no resistance to ... more


Region Hierarchy
  • Barbaresco wine region

    Barbaresco is one of the great wines of the Piedmont region in north-western Italy. Historically it was called Nebbiolo di Barbaresco (Nebbiolo being the grape it's made from) and was used by the Austrian General Melas to celebrate his victory over the French in 1799. Only in the middle of the 19th century was the wine we know today vinified into a dry style.

    This aristocratic red was awarded its DOCG classification in 1980. Its vineyards are situated in the Langhe, on the right-hand side of the Tanaro river and extending from the area north-east of Alba to the communes of Barbaresco, Nieve and Treiso, as well as San Rocco S ... more

  • Piedmont DOCG wine region

    Piedmont has more DOCG titles (17 as of early 2014) than any other Italian wine region – a statistic which strongly supports its status as Italy's finest wine region. The first Piedmont wine to be granted DOCG status was Barolo, followed just a few months later by its neighbor ... more


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