Barolo DOCG

Serra dei Turchi Magnum 2016

Gianni Gagliardo - Italy - 2016

95 pts
Robert Parker
95 pts
Jamses Suckling
1
Bottle 1.5 lts
Produced exclusively in magnum, the Serra dei Turchi bottling represents the apex of the estate’s single-vineyard bottlings. This is the vineyard where the Gagliardo brothers’ grandfather, Paolo Colla, began making Barolo, in 1961. Fruit from this 0.85ha site is also picked for the Gianni Gagliardo and Comune di La Morra Barolos, but in the case of the cru Serra dei Turchi magnums, only the most open-knit bunches on the lowest-yielding plants are used. In addition, the bunches are destemmed by hand and only perfect berries are used for this wine. Harvest was on October 18th. Fermentation happened spontaneously in a small dedicated stainless steel vat, with macerations lasting 14 days. Aging was in two neutral French 228L barrels (7 years old) for 32 months. Only 186 magnums were made. This beautiful wine opens to creamy fruit aromas with soft blueberry and raspberry backed by spice, tar, and cured tobacco. There is a touch of white chocolate or something vaguely lactic that blows off quickly and is replaced by sweet spice imparted by oak aging. These sensations give greater weight and consistency to the mouthfeel. This big bottle of Barolo ends with soft tannins and a silky mouthfeel. Production is a tiny 186 magnums made, now 185 after I tasted this sample. As nice as this wine is, the high price tag requires an unlikely leap of faith.
Release date: Jan 29. 2021 Bottle: 1.5lts bottle
Alcohol/Vol: 13.5.0% Made in: Italy
By: Gianni Gagliardo Sugar Content: 2g/L
Senescentes Descriptor: D-Dry Style: Full-bodied & Smooth
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo

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95 pts
Robert Parker
95 pts
Jamses Suckling
1
Bottle 1.5 lts
Produced exclusively in magnum, the Serra dei Turchi bottling represents the apex of the estate’s single-vineyard bottlings. This is the vineyard where the Gagliardo brothers’ grandfather, Paolo Colla, began making Barolo, in 1961. Fruit from this 0.85ha site is also picked for the Gianni Gagliardo and Comune di La Morra Barolos, but in the case of the cru Serra dei Turchi magnums, only the most open-knit bunches on the lowest-yielding plants are used. In addition, the bunches are destemmed by hand and only perfect berries are used for this wine. Harvest was on October 18th. Fermentation happened spontaneously in a small dedicated stainless steel vat, with macerations lasting 14 days. Aging was in two neutral French 228L barrels (7 years old) for 32 months. Only 186 magnums were made. This beautiful wine opens to creamy fruit aromas with soft blueberry and raspberry backed by spice, tar, and cured tobacco. There is a touch of white chocolate or something vaguely lactic that blows off quickly and is replaced by sweet spice imparted by oak aging. These sensations give greater weight and consistency to the mouthfeel. This big bottle of Barolo ends with soft tannins and a silky mouthfeel. Production is a tiny 186 magnums made, now 185 after I tasted this sample. As nice as this wine is, the high price tag requires an unlikely leap of faith.
Release date: Jan 29. 2021 Bottle: 1.5lts bottle
Alcohol/Vol: 13.5.0% Made in: Italy
By: Gianni Gagliardo Sugar Content: 2g/L
Senescentes Descriptor: D-Dry Style: Full-bodied & Smooth
Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo
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