Silvano Bolmida was born in the local hills of the Langhe countryside and, after gaining ten years experience in a historical winery in Barolo, took over the family business. This sparked a wave of experimentation and innovation, though he has been careful never to stray far from the unique personality of their vines and the character that springs from soils that are rich in Miocenic sand and marine microfossils.
The Barbera d’Alba ‘Conca del Grillo’ 2011 has great precision and lovely acidity. It shows the true potential of Barbera when grown on a perfect site and made with real skill by someone who really understands the fruit that he is working with. This is a Barbera that rivals the quality of a good Barolo. The Barolo Bussia 2009 was fermented on the skins for over 40 days, resulting in soft tannins and great fragrance, with a rich, velvety flavour and finish. The result is a classic, very complete Barolo wine, perfectly drinkable immediately after bottling but with potential to age for many years. It was bottled without filtration and further refined in bottle for 14 months. Aged for one year in small oak barrels and two years in large oak barrels, almost none new, there is no flavour of oak dominating the fruit which is a beautiful expression of Nebbiolo.