Gianni Gagliardo Barolo Preve Riserva 2006
There's definitely a dried flower and spices on the nose here, with hints of ripe fruit. Full body, with balsamic character with fine tannins and a savory finish. Aging 18 months in barriques, 36 months in larger oak barrels.
Intense and pleasant, sweet spiciness, different notes with the different levels of evolution. Dusty tones on the finish and the wine impart firm, ripe tannins in the mouth. Alcohol content : 14.5 - percent.
Gianni Gagliardo is located in Piedmont, Italy. The Barolo, one of many to claim the title "Wine of kings, and king of wines". This winemaking family goes back six generations in the area. The grapes grown on each single vineyard are all vinified separately, by hand and with small, high-quality yields. At Present the Gagliardo estate is composed of 30 hectares. This land is distributed in the zones of La Morra, Barolo, Serralunga, and Monticello d' Alba.
As for an Italian, Barolo it’s not just one of the top wines produced in Italy but has the very long story back to the unification of Italy. We call it the King of Wines or the Wines of the Kings, I much more prefer the first one, however, King Carlo Alberto of Savoy and his Son King Victor Emmanuel, first king of the unified Italy, were a good daily drinker of Barolo.
We can say that the story of the Barolo started from those two kings and other few such as the Marchesa di Barolo and Count of Cavour, who thanks to their time spent in France, they wished to produce and drink great wines such the Bordeaux and Burgundy.
Many people associate Barolo and Burgundy reds, however with exception of the color, the single vineyards, and the cost, the wines are so drastically different from each other in term of smell and taste, also the acidity and tannins of the Barolo are equal to none.