2011 Cocito Babaresco Baluchin
Extremely precise and focused expression of Nebbiolo. The aromas are razor sharp... Limestone soils push elegant aromas of blue violets, flint and campfire ash. So elegant. So enjoyable.
Cocito may be the best kept secret in Barbaresco. Often skipping vintages when not happy with the quality, the self proclaimed perfectionist, Owner and vigneron, Ezio Cocito can only delight with his exceptional Barbaresco Riserva.
100% Nebbiolo grown in calcareous clay/sandy soils at 360 to 400 meters above sea level located within the Bric Micca cru. “Baluchin” translates to “star” in Piedmontese, as one can see the stars from this vineyard that sits at the highest position within the cru, all planted to dramatic 45°-55° slopes. Fermentation lasts 7-8 days under temperature control. Malolactic occurs in oak. Aged in medium-toasted, small French oak barrels (10% new) for 20-22 months. 400 cases produced.