Gagliardo

  • Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Gianni Gagliardo

The origins of Gianni Gagliardo date back to 1847, when the Colla family first began working vineyards in the Langhe zone of Piedmont. It was Paolo Colla, the fourth generation of the family who, in the 1960s, began bottling his own wine in the township of La Morra. In 1973 his daughter, Marivanna, married Gianni Gagliardo, a young man from Monticello d’Alba in the Roero zone on the west bank of the Tanaro river. Gianni was a passionate young man with a notable entrepreneurial talent. It was in 1973 that the winery, as it exists today, was established.

Today, the sixth generation of the family; Gianni’s sons, Stefano, Alberto, and Paolo, are the guardians of the estate. Stefano, the first-born, a careful and competent oenologist, has taken charge of the style of the wines, which are characterized by a tireless search for elegance, balance, and harmony.  At his side, his brother Alberto, who has taken on the responsibility for the vineyards, continues to seek optimal balance in the vines and a perfect ripening of the grapes.  Paolo, the youngest, after a doctoral thesis in Agricultural Sciences, dedicates his energies to the commercial growth and development of Gianni Gagliardo.

Over the years, Gagliardo has gradually purchased land in many of the best vineyards in the townships of La Morra, Verduno, Barolo, Serralunga, and Monforte d’Alba, the very heart of the Barolo appellation, and in Monticello d’Alba in the Roero district. The goal is to coax the very finest expression of the Nebbiolo grape, allowing each parcel’s particular characteristics to shine.

Today, their 23 hectares of vineyards are split equally between Roero and the Barolo zone, in eleven parcels situated on the two different banks of the Tanaro river.   The management of the vineyards is based on balance and on the maximum respect of the vines and the soil; the estate is certified organic as of the 2017 vintage. In order to best protect the richness and the delicacy of what Mother Nature produces in the vineyard, no selected yeasts are added during fermentation. The wines are not filtered, but rather rendered more brilliant and naturally stabilized by the cold of winter. 

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DB8421-19
Langhe Favorita "Fallegro"
2019
Favorita
100% Favorita from estate-owned vineyards located in the Roero, near Monticello d’Alba. The wine only sees about 80% malolactic... Read More

DB8419-17
Organic
Barbera d'Alba Superiore Madama
2017
Barbera
100% Barbera from clay-based vineyards located in both the Langhe and Roero zones. All stainless steel fermented and aged, the wine is... Read More

DB0418-15
Organic
93 JS 93WS
Barolo "Gianni Gagliardo"
2015
Nebbiolo
This is Gagliardo’s non-Cru Barolo, but every holding in the estate contributes to the blend. 50% of the provenance is La Morra (crus of... Read More

DB8436-16
Organic
94 JS, 93 WA
Barolo del comune di La Morra
2016
Nebbiolo
2016 marks the first release of Gagliardo’s Barolo del Comune di La Morra. It is a selection of fruit from the vineyards adjacent to the... Read More

DB1172-15
93JS 91 VM
Barolo Castelletto
2015
Nebbiolo
From a 0.5-hectare parcel in the Castelletto cru of Monforte d'Alba.  Harvest was on October 1st. Maceration lasted 12 days. Aged 32 months... Read More

DB8425-16
Organic
93+ WA, 92 JS
Barolo Fossati
2016
Nebbiolo
A selection from Gagliardo’s 0.56ha plot in Fossati, from the comune of Barolo side of the cru. Harvest was on October 12th. Macerations... Read More

DB8418-16
Organic
96 JS
Barolo Mosconi
2016
Nebbiolo
Gagliardo owns 1.30ha of Mosconi in Monforte d’Alba. Most of the fruit goes into the ‘Gianni Gagliardo’ blended bottling, but a small... Read More

DB8417-14
94 JS, 93 DE
Barolo Lazzarito 'Vigna Preve'
2014
Nebbiolo
3/750ml. The Preve vineyard, in the cru of Lazzarito, is a cru of calcareous marls and sandstone, which gives a saline quality to the wines... Read More

DB8417-16
94 WA, 94 JS, 91 DE, 90 WE
Barolo Lazzarito 'Vigna Preve'
2016
Nebbiolo
A selection from Gagliardo’s 0.86ha plot in Lazzarito, from the village of Serralunga d’Alba. Harvest was on October 11th. Macerations... Read More

DB8437-16
Organic
94 WA, 93 JS
Barolo Monvigliero
2016
Nebbiolo
This is the first release from the heralded cru of Monvigliero, in the comune of Verduno, where Gagliardo owns 0.27ha. Harvest was on... Read More

DB8426-16
Organic
95 WA, 95 JS, 92 WE
Barolo Serra dei Turchi
2016
Nebbiolo
Produced exclusively in magnum, the Serra dei Turchi bottling represents the apex of the estate’s single-vineyard bottlings. This is the... Read More