Barbaresco, Gallina
Piero Busso

Barbaresco, Gallina,



Piero Busso, Barbaresco, Gallina, 2012

Justerini & Brooks Tasting note
Piero Busso, Barbaresco, Gallina, 2012

A clay-dominated, south-west exposed vineyard that faces the river so it has a very windy micro climate despite it not being particularly high, 240 metres altitude. Ageing is the same as for the other crus, 2 years in salvonian oak casks, but is kept an extra year in bottle before release. A mix of airy high-toned wild red berry flavours and smooth, voluptuous texture. Powerful, mouth-filling and silky, a real "Grand Cru" presence and length. Glorious flavours of strawberry, cherry and cherry blossom on the long finish.

Antonio Galloni, Vinous
The 2018 Barbaresco Gallina is the most open-knit and forward of the three 2018 Barbarescos I tasted. Ripeness feels a bit pushed here, but it works nicely within the style of the wine. Super-ripe red cherry, sweet pipe tobacco, orange peel and exotic spice overtones build effortlessly as the Gallina shows off its racy, flamboyant personality.
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Piero Busso

Piero Busso

Piero Busso, with his bright young son Pierguido, is starting to drive quality to greater heights at this top-drawer family Barbaresco domaine. Founded by Guido Busso in the fifties, this domaine is based in Neive and has at its core some fine Nebbiolo vines planted in the Albesani vineyard opposite the winery. The estate's fine holdings don't stop there, however, also boasting parcels in the fabulous Gallina vineyard and Treiso's San Stunet. Winemaking is traditional here, long and slow, up to 45 days maceration on the skins, and ageing is in 25hl slavonian oak casks for two years. These will sweep you off your feet, bewitching high toned pure fruit and floral aspects are their hallmarks. Expressive and seductive, these are wines that have something to say about where they are from.

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