Product Description: The nose offers intense and fragrant aromas of violet, wild strawberry and raspberry. The palate exudes Nebbiolo’s innate elegance with breadth and archetypal dusty tannins.
Red fruits, almond, red cherry, a smattering of dried herbs, pops on the nose, but feels so delicate. Light to medium-bodied, bright and lively, delicious, acidy is bang on and ‘mineral’ and the finish is clean and long. Beautiful wine. An absolute delight to drink. So highly recommended. - 93 pts. Gary Walsh, The Wine Front
Producer: Luigi Giordano
Region: Barbaresco, Piedmont
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.