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Specifications

Colour:

Red

Producer:

Gaja

Region:

Italy

Appellation:

Piedmont

Grape Type:

Nebbiolo

Barbaresco, Sori San Lorenzo, 2016

Tasting Note:

Here the clay-limestone soils are the deepest of the three Barbaresco Crus. The Tuffeau limestone layer is at its lowest here. A muscular and powerful Barbaresco but an expressive one, too. The most complex array of flavours of the Barbarescos - notes of flowers and wild herbs mingling with woody spices brambles and hints of strawberry. Layered, deep, big flavours with plenty of drive carrying them forward. Clearly less ready and knit together in its youth than the other two Crus, such is the force and raw power of the wine, but it has all of the stuffing and structure to suggest a long life. Fermentation and maceration is for 3 weeks followed by 24 months in oak barrels - one year in tonneaux and one year in large casks.

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