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Barbaresco DOCG Basarin Vigna Gianmate’

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Tasting Notes

Along with its more famous sibling Barolo, Barbaresco is a quintessential Piedmontese wine made from 100% Nebbiolo and shares its cult status as one of the finest wines in Italy and the world. Barbaresco is greatly influenced by the characteristics of the soil in which it grows and due to a slight maritime influence, which allows grapes to ripen a little earlier, Barbaresco is known to show a softer, more feminine side of Nebbiolo, with softer tannins that make it more approachable when young.

F.lli Giacosa Barbaresco is 100% nebbiolo from a single-vineyard Gianmate’ located in the Basarin area, one of the most prestigious crus in Neive-Barbaresco. The clay-rich sandstones, the ideal south-southeasterly exposure straddling the ridge of the hill, the ageing in small barrels and lengthy time in bottle give the Barbaresco from this vineyard particular elegance of fruity notes and roundness of tannins. This is the only wine that is aged in barriques (as opposed to the more traditional large barrels used for the other wines). Barbaresco Gianmate’ is ideal for special occasions paired with roasted, grilled meat or game.

2011 rated 91 WS

2013 rated 93 JS, 90 WS, 90 WE

2014 rated 91 JS

2015 rated 93 Vinous

Winery

Giacosa Fratelli

Region

Piemonte

Varietal

100% Nebbiolo

Location of Vineyards

Gianmate’ vineyard (2ha) within the subarea of Basarin in Neive.

Orientation

South/South-East

Altitude

250-300 meters a.s.l.

Type of Planting

Organic, not certified

Soil

Clay-rich sandstone of marine origin with abundance of fossil finds.

Vinification

Grapes are harvested by hand. Aged in barriques fro a minimum of 2 years followed by lengthy time in bottle. This is the only wine that is aged in barrique.

Alcohol Content

14%

Total Production

7,000 bottles

Oenologist

Maurizio Giacosa