92 out of 100
The 2017 Barbaresco Gallina is soft, open-knit and quite pretty. Sweet spice, crushed flowers, cinnamon and macerated red cherry give the 2017 beguiling shades of nuance to match its mid-weight, translucent expression of Nebbiolo. Best of all, the Gallina will drink well right out of the gate. This is such a pretty and inviting Barbaresco. Drink 2021 - 2032 92 points Antonio Galloni, Vinous
Township of Neive – 2.65 ha
Gallina is the most well-known geographic area of Neive. Its name likely comes from one or more families who resided in the area in the 1800s. Gallina is easily visible from the left side of the road as one ascends from the Baraccone plains to the town of Neive. The Rigo farmhouse is part of this
vineyard’s territory, which sits at 180-210 MASL, fully south-facing. The soil is strongly characterized by light sand mixed with calcareous marl, which makes it loose and drought-prone in the summer. The sand and marl give incredible elegance and fineness to this Barbaresco.
Sourced from their 2.65 parcel of the Gallina cru in Neive.
South-facing at 200 meters in elevation.
Sand mixed with calcareous clay.
Certified organic. Hand-harvested.
Fermented in stainless steel.
Aged for 24 months in 40HL casks followed by at least six months in the bottle before release.Sku: 2097