Shiraz, The Last Stand
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StyleRipe & Juicy
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.
A deeper colour than most Dolcettos. An intensely aromatic nose of ripe blueberry compote, pencil shaving and light undertones of lavender and violets. Quite rich and not the usual lightness of Piemontese Dolcettos - lesser acidity too. The wine has plenty of structure too and would happily hold up to feathered game dishes.
Higly recommended in Decanter, August 2015 'Exotic fruit aromas with a hint of tabacco. Sweetly spiced and long with vibrant quinine and tea leaf nuances to the red berry flavours. Very elegant with a herbal lift. Drink 2015-2018