The history behind the name of this vineyard is a mystery. This northern Italian region is world renowned for producing the finest Barolos. Today, two of Bussia's subzones, Bussia Soprana and Bussia Sottana, are small picturesque villages with a population of about 8 to 10 people each.
This vineyard was the first to produce a cru of Barolo for Prunotto with the 1961 vintage.
The Bussia vineyard grows on Tortonian soils composed primarily of loam, sand and clay with the presence of Sant’Agata fossil marl.
Vineyard exposure is south/southwest. The unusual amphitheater shaped landscape allows for a progressive harvest where grapes are picked only when they are perfectly ripened.