Region: Barbaresco DOCG, Nieve, Piedmont, Italy (UNESCO World Heritage Site)
Vineyard: Old vineyard L’Ciaciaret in the municipality of Neive, Piedmont
Winemaking: Grapes are harvested by hand in the first decade of October (usually around the 10th of the month). After fermentation and 14 days of traditional maceration, the wine is matured for 18 months in French oak casks, and refined further in bottle.
Ageing: The wine is at its best from 3 to 10 years after harvest. This vintage has a high acidity and intense primary fruit aromas, which are the characteristics that help the wine to age well, and as such it has a good potential to develop for a very long time.
Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Deep ruby colour. On the nose, the wine is rich and complex, with pronounced aromas of fresh strawberry, raspberry, almond and spice. It has well-integrated notes of tea leaf, coffee and leather. On the palate it’s dry, with soft tannins, high acidity and flavours of dried strawberry, raspberry and liquorice, which create a pleasant balance for the high level of alcohol. The wine benefits from an elegant texture and a full body, with a lasting finish.
Rankings & Awards
Decanter Gold Award 2019 (95 Points)
The Barbaresco DOCG “Gallina” is an excellent companion for savoury meat dishes, game and mature, ripe cheese. Enjoy it with Sunday lunch or an after-dinner cheese board. Read this guide to check recipes of “Delicious dishes to pair with noble Italian reds: Barolo, Barbaresco and Barbera“.