Barolo "Gianni Gagliardo"

2016
Italy
Piedmont

This is Gagliardo’s ‘classic’, non-Cru Barolo, in which 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 (Castelletto, Mosconi, Bricco San Pietro), Serralunga (Lazzarito), Barolo (Fossati), and Verduno (Monvigliero). Harvest took place from October 10th-17th. Fermentation happened spontaneously in small stainless steel vats in micro batches, separated by cru; macerations lasted around 10-14 days, depending on the site. Aging was in large French oak botti of 3500L for 33 months. 31,756 bottles made.

94 points
"The sweet core of strawberries and flowers really comes through here. It’s full-bodied, yet tight and very fine-textured with hazelnuts and dried flowers at the finish. Very fine and high-toned. Drink after 2023."
James Suckling,
JamesSuckling.com
, August 2020
92 points
"The classic Gianni Gagliardo 2016 Barolo is packaged in the beautifully elegant bottles that distinguish this estate in La Morra. As the so-called entry-level Barolo, this wine offers a lot of charm, accessibility and elegance, with carefully delineated fruit. Dark cherry, raspberry, toasted almond and grilled herb appear. There is some tannic sweetness from the barrel aging with light touches of smoke and spice. Some 36,000 bottles were made."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
, July 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0418-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Nebbiolo
Farming Type: 
Organic
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