Barolo DOCG, Gianni Gagliardo, Piedmont, Italy 2018
Regular price £37.60
A wonderful example of Nebbiolo from the Barolo appellation. This was a challenging vintage that began with heavy snowfall in the spring. However, as is often the case, lower yields lead to beautifully concentrated wines full of finesse. Expect floral highlights on the nose before a rich palate and long, herb-tinged finish. Ready for drinking now but with lots of ageing potential remaining.Red Nebbiolo
The history of the Gianni Gagliardo estate can be traced back to 1847, when the Colla family first began working vineyards in the area. At that stage, grapes were sold to other local winemakers. However, in the 1960s, fourth generation grape grower Paolo Colla took matters in to his own hands and began to bottle his own wine. Paolo’s daughter Marivanna married Gianni Gagliardo and together they established the winery in its current form. Nowadays the sixth generation of the family is at the helm, headed by their sons Stefano, Alberto and Paolo. 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 Gagliardo brothers now preside over 23 hectares of vineyards, producing some of the region's finest wines. They converted to organics in 2017.