Podere Gagliassi Barolo di Serralunga 2017

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Serena Cordero landed another big job this year, becoming head winemaker for a new and exciting producer called Podere Gagliassi.

It’s a small project in Monforte d'Alba, 100% organic, and run by a young team who took over from the previous owners, a local family, in 2016.

Serena knew the wines well - she'd helped make them with her dad for a few years. She knew there was a cellar-full of aged Barolo waiting for the right home, and got straight on the phone to me.

One taste of the 2017, and I knew it was the Barolo I’d been waiting for.

It’s a single-vineyard Barolo from the Badarina cru in Serralunga. Barolo around here is known for well-structured, full-bodied reds, with great capacity to age.

The vineyard is certified organic, but because the wine was made in a nearby winery that isn’t certified organic, it can’t be labelled as such. Sigh - bureaucracy and all that

The grapes were picked towards the end of October, during fog season. The fermentation starts naturally after 10 days (to increase complexity) and the wine is left on its skins for a long time - 3 months - which gives lots of depth and flavour to the wine.

It’s aged for a whopping 3 years in small French oak barrels, and a further year in bottle.

The wine is deep in colour, and floral and liquorice aromas jump out of the glass. On the palate it's big, juicy and well-structured, with a long, satisfying finish.

Barolo isn’t cheap, but when you understand everything that goes into making it taste so good, especially from a great winemaker like Serena, it makes it all worthwhile.

And thanks to your support and the WineSpark model, we’re able to offer this wine at a snip, compared to what it would cost elsewhere.

Wine type Red
Grape(s) 100% Nebbiolo
Country Italy
Region of origin Piedmont
Vintage 2017
Alcohol % 15%
Oak? Yes
Months in Oak 36 months
Type of Oak French oak
Allergens (e.g. does it contain Milk, Egg, Fish, Nuts) None
Average age of vines 30 years
Average altitude of vines (m) 350m
Soil type(s) Grey marl
Closure Type Natural Cork
Is this wine organic? Yes
Biodynamic? No
Sustainably produced? Yes
Suitable for vegans? No
Ageing potential 20 years
Ideal drinking window 2021-2030

Serena and Gabriele Cordero are a brother and sister duo from Alba in northern Italy.

I've known Serena and her dad Gianfranco for years at Naked Wines, so I knew exactly who to ask when I was looking for some special Barolo and Barbera for WineSpark.

Read more about Serena & Gabriele.

Raw beef meat is commonly eaten here in Piedmont with a good green salad on a side.

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