Barolo Lazzarito 'Vigna Preve'


A selection from Gagliardo’s 0.86ha plot in Lazzarito, from the village of Serralunga d’Alba. Harvest was on October 11th. Macerations lasted 12 days. Aging was in a single French oak botte of 2000L for 30 months. 2,376 bottles made. Gagliardo’s plot within the cru is historically known as Preve. With the arrival the MGA law in 2010, this wine became cru Lazzarito but the family was able to keep the vineyard name in the title.

94 points
"The Gianni Gagliardo 2016 Barolo Lazzarito Vigna Preve shows dark and saturated fruit with big structure and power at the back. In a nutshell, this wine mirrors all the basic ideals of Serralunga d'Alba. The wine delivers volume and texture, with plenty of dried cherry, blackberry, licorice, spice and tar. There's that hint of white chocolate again that I found in some of the other Baroli from the Gagliardo family. Exactly 2,376 bottles exist."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
, July 2020
94 points
"This is a floral and pretty Barolo with tulips, rose petals, hibiscus and orange peel. Fine and medium-bodied on the palate with polished tannins and mineral-driven acidity. Medium chewy on the finish. Drink from 2024."
James Suckling,
, August 2020
91 points
"This family estate, which now owns 30ha of vineyards, is based in La Morra, but this wine comes from Serralunga and is given long ageing in a single large cask, following a flirtation with smaller oak. It has a pronounced glacé-cherry nose that's super-ripe. The palate is very concentrated, punchy and assertive, showing tension and drive. The firm tannins give grip on the long finish, and this is evidently built to last. Drinking Window 2021 - 2038"
Stephen Brook,
, January 2020
90 points
"This has a shy nose that eventually reveals camphor, resin and underbrush. The youthfully austere palate shows dried cherry, blood orange, tobacco and vanilla alongside fresh acidity while firm, grainy tannins grip the finish."
Kerin O'Keefe,
Wine Enthusiast
, September 2020

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