Chardonnay/Semillon, Casa Silva
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StyleFull & Opulent
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 Nebbiolo grapes, carried out at the time of the harvest, which usually takes place from the 10th October onwards.
A wine ith plenty of structure and very classic characteristics of grape and terroir. Intense scents of raspberry and dried rose petal. Lots of leathery woody notes. Heavy tannins as you would expect from a wine like this which provide plenty of longevity.