This soft, persuasive Barbaresco from a benchmark producer will have you eating out of its hands in a single sip. Velvet tannins and a great body – what's not to love? Terrific intensity and structure with a mix of black currant and cherry fruit running wild with juniper and pine. Practice patience, though, it still needs a few years in the bottle to reach its peak. It’ll be ‘game on’ from 2023 and for two decades beyond.
The 2016 Barbaresco Gallina Vürsù is a streamlined wine that brings less to the table in terms of richness but more in terms of intensity and structure. The tannins here are well integrated, and there are some light notes of spice and tobacco, but this beautiful Nebbiolo still has a way to go. This vintage should look forward to aging gracefully. The wine ages in oak for 22 months.
A mix of black currant and cherry fruit runs through this linear red, with notes of juniper, eucalyptus and pine. Firmly structured, with a long aftertaste of tobacco and earth.