No 17, Merlot/Cab Franc/Cab Sauv, Philip Shaw
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StyleFull & Opulent
Vintage2011 / 2013
Gemma came into being in 1978, when Silvano Piacentini decided to found a new wine producing enterprise in the commune of Serralunga d’Alba, located inside an old winery which had formerly belonged to the Marchesi Falletti’s Opera Pia Barolo (the premises have now been completely renovated, with state-of-theart vinification equipment and new barrels). The Gemma company actually owns around 16 hectares (39.5 acres) of vineyards – divided up between the communes of Serralunga and Monforte d’Alba, of which 65% consist of plantings of Nebbiolo for Barolo.
The “ordinary” Barolo and the Barolo Giblin are the result of very strict selection of the Nebula grapes, carried out at the time of the harvest, which usually takes place from the 10th October onwards.
The Barolo DOCG is very aromatic on the nose with vibrant sour cherry notes and cedary tones as well. Liquorice and leather aromas are also present under the primary fruit. Tannins are big and chewy and typical of a traditional Barolo - this wine may need a little time in bottle but actually with the right food will drink extremely well from the off.