The Nebbiolo grapes of Barolo Contadin Bricco Maiolica are cultivated at an altitude of 300 meters with exposure to the east. Fermentation takes place in steel with the use of an ancient method called “submerged cap”. The Barolo DOCG “Contadin” Bricco Maiolica ages in 20 Hl Slavonian oak barrels for 24 months then refines in bottle for about 8 months.
Various notes a Projects: called Contadin (pronounced in Piedmontese dialect “Cuntadin”) in honour of our roots and on the label the waxy figure of Simone Castella (father of Claudia), important support in the search for this vineyard.
“We both had an ambition and after combining our energies, together we realized it: having a Nebbiolo vineyard from Barolo. We worked hard to find this vineyard and we found it in our municipality, with the 2012 harvest it started production.”
Bricco Maiolica wine was founded in 1985, the crackdown, the decisive turning point, by Beppe Accomo, born in 1963. Beppe grew up with the passion of the land and the vineyard, followed, and participated in the various agricultural operations, soon realizing that it is a pity to simply sell the grapes or bulk wine, passing to controlled vinification and bottling. Bricco Maiolica has 24 hectares of lush vineyards. They cultivate vines to obtain low yields and healthy, well-ripened grapes, with great attention to the environment, we do not use synthetic fungicides or anti-mould. The goal is to work in the best respect for tradition and to transfer, as much as possible, the deep roots, vocation, character and personality from the vineyard to the glass.