Allocation Wine: Limited Availability
Product Description: The nose opens with wild raspberry, pomegranate, and bay leaf notes. The palate is firm with austere tannins framing the deep dark fruit flavours tightly. It has a long-lasting finish punctuated with tart acid spikes and earthy undertones.
Cherry, some earthy bass, potpourri, hazelnuts. Red cherry, very mineral, such intensity and super length, and so much delightful crushed rock tannin in the mix. It’s a terrific wine. Love it. - 95+ pts. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Laura and Silvia Giordano, Luigi’s daughters, are managing the estate today. Respectful winemaking is their signature, with lighter extraction and Slavonian oak for ageing. Very bright and garnet in the glass, this Asili well represents the elegance of the MGA. Restrained and filigreed, this interpretation exhibits a delicate nose of leafy lightness alongside watermelon and lemon leaf aromas. The attack is all pomegranate fruit, with a velvety and elegant palate. It has firm yet ripe tannins and an austere finish, where the wine becomes darker and deeper, introducing tar flavours. A great quality/ price ratio. - 93 pts. Aldo Fiordelli, Decanter
Producer: Luigi Giordano
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Alcohol (%): 14%
Producer Info: The Luigi Giordano estate was established in the early 19th Century by Giovanni Giordano. This was an era when the Italian wine industry was struggling with several challenges and going through newly industrial, social, and economic changes. Giovani’s son, Luigi decided to vinify the grapes himself after having grown and sold them for many years. And so, in 1960, the Luigi Giordano wines were born. His decision to highlight the potential of the terroir and go down the path of quality winemaking was instrumental in the estate’s success and paved the way for many other Barbaresco producers of his time.
Today, Luigi Giordano is the only fifth-generation winery to own vineyards planted in some of Barbaresco’s most prestigious crus, including Asili, Montestefano and Cavanna. Silvia and Laura, Luigi’s daughters now run the estate. They’re assisted by Laura’s son, Matteo Rocca. The estate boasts over 7 hectares of vineyards, most dedicated to “denominazione di origine” status Barbaresco of crus that made Luigi Giordano’s renown. Matteo cultivates classic indigenous varieties, including the noble Nebbiolo, its generous counterparts, Dolcetto and Barbera, along with Freisa and more recently Arneis, the only white and one of the most popular Piedmontese whites on the international wine scene.
Matteo’s ambition is guided by a deep respect for his grandfather’s elegant and loyally traditional style. Long maceration time on skins and maturation in large botti are the defining features of wines that gain in definition and detail every year, continuing to honour the impressive sites they hail from. We trust that Matteo’s inaugural Barbarescos from elite MGA crus will bolster your passion for Barbaresco’s exceptional terroir as much as they did ours.