From the Canale area of Piedmont and made from 100% Barbera, this delicious red wine with deep ruby colors and juicy fragrances is aptly described below in the vintner notes, "... along with the fresh bouquet of black and red fruit with undertones of violet, herbs and tar. It is very fragrant and full-bodied on the palate. "
I couldn't agree more. The only thing I can add to this is the wonderfully long, silky finish. Can't pass this one up!
The Gallino family has been growing grapes and making wine in the Roero district for many generations. Filippo Gallino was the first to produce and bottle his own wine for the market, and he remains active in the winery operation still. His son Gianni, now the vineyard manager and winemaker, has successfully brought this small family operation to the highest level of the Piemontese wine scene.
The Barbera d’Alba immediately reveals its intense rub-red color in the glass, along with the fresh bouquet of black and red fruit with undertones of violet, herbs and tar. It is very fragrant and full-bodied on the palate.
“This is a superb wine, perhaps a little rustic, but you will be won over by its great personality” Vini d’Italia 2000.
Best accompanied with stuffed pastas, meat sauces and meat entrees.
APPELLATION: Barbera d’Alba D.O.C.
VARIETALS: 100 % Barbera
VINEYARD: Estate covers 20 hectares. Soil is clay-like with strands of sand. Cultivation system is Guyot; 7-8 fruit buds per plant.
VINIFICATION: Winter pruning and harvesting still done entirely by hand, while other maintenance operations are now mechanical.
PRODUCTION: 917 cases