Barolo "Gianni Gagliardo"

2015

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 Santa Maria and Serra dei Turchi), followed by Monforte (crus of Castelletto, Mosconi, and Bricco San Pietro), Serralunga (Lazzarito cru), Barolo (Fossati). Fermentation happens spontaneously in small stainless steel vats in micro batches, separated by cru; macerations last around 15 days. These parcels are kept separate through malolactic in used barriques, after which a blend is made and the wine ages in Slavonian oak casks of 2500-3500L. 

 
93 points
"Aromas of potpourri and walnuts, as well as a heart of dried red cherries and wet stones. The palate has a fine, crunchy thread of ripe tannins, carrying ripe cherries in a sturdy, long and balanced style. Drink from 2022."
James Suckling,
website
, January 2019
93 points
"Sweet, ripe cherry, plum and raspberry fruit permeates this supple red, with accents of licorice, tar and cardamom. Lithe, picking up mint and eucalyptus notes on the finish. Best from 2023 through 2040. 2,915 cases made, 1,000 cases imported"
Wine Spectator
, Feb 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0418-15
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Nebbiolo
Farming Type: 
Organic
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