Barolo Fossati

2016
Italy
Piedmont

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 lasted 12 days. Aging was in a four 228L neutral French barrels (seven years old) for 30 months. 1,088 bottles made.

 
93+ points
"With a small production of just over 1,000 bottles, the Gianni Gagliardo 2016 Barolo Fossati opens to a vivid ruby color with a tight and streamlined mouthfeel. I'm not tasting a big difference between the various vineyard crus in this set of wines, but this expression from La Morra is characteristically softer and silkier in terms of its tannins. The wine also puts forth a bright bouquet of wild cherry, plum, spice, white chocolate and powdered licorice"
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
, July 2020
92 points
"Plums, dried mushrooms and hints of cedar on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied, firm and silky with a floral, cedar and light coffee aftertaste. This is already quite open. Better after 2022."
James Suckling,
JamesSuckling.com
, August 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB8425-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Nebbiolo
Farming Type: 
Organic