The wines of Piero Busso, Barbaresco

I tasted through this range with Pierguido Busso, son of the current owner Piero Busso, and grandson of the founder, Guido Busso, who founded the domaine in the 1950s. Hence, Pierguido!

Pierguido Busso

Piero Busso are based in Neive and make stunning wines from some of Barbaresco’s smartest sites. Winemaking is traditional, but the wines taste very modern (in a good way) – long macerations of up to 45 days, then ageing for 2 years in large (2500 litre) casks made of Slavonian oak.

The wines are available in the UK from Justerini & Brooks, and I’ve given the in bond prices here in brackets.


Piero Busso Langhe Nebbiolo 2019 Piemonte, Italy
This is fruit-driven and bright with vivid, fleshy cherry fruit. In the mouth this is fine and juicy with direct fruit and massive drinkability. 92/100 (£95 per 6 ib)

Piero Busso Barbaresco Albesani-Borgese 2018 Piemonte, Italy
Vibrant, fresh and vivid with lovely juicy red cherries and some plums. Fleshy and direct with amazing pure fruit. 94/100 (£250 per 6 ib)

Piero Busso Barbaresco San Stunet 2018 Piemonte, Italy
This is ripe and sweet and textural, showing direct fruit. It has lovely weight with fine-grained red fruits and good purity. Nice grainy structure here: a beautiful wine. 94/100 (£250 per 6 ib)

Piero Busso Barbaresco Gallina 2017 Piemonte, Italy
Very fine-textured with great concentration to the lovely red fruits, with some grippy structure. Lovely purity with quite a bit of tannin, but maintaining amazing precision. 96/100

Piero Busso Barbaresco Gallina VV 2016 Piemonte, Italy
Very stylish and textural, with a fine-grained structure, dominated by red fruits. Firm tannins back up the nicely textured fruit, which shows great concentration. An intense wine showing such finesse. 96/100

Piero Busso Barbaresco Albesani VV Riserva 2016 Piemonte, Italy
Very fine and expressive with lovely red cherries, spice, amazing purity and texture. Concentrated and fine with nice balance and a sense of freshness and finesse. Quite thrilling. 97/100

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