Giulia Negri – Rising Piedmont Star

From the highest vineyards in all of Barolo comes this true “garagiste” wine. With her vineyards known as Serradenari rising as high as 536 meters, they descend to 450 meters at the Pian delle Mole plot. She produces Nebbiolo, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay grapes with small production wines that embrace highly traditional methods and character. In some vintages she also crafts a gorgeous Barbera. While her family has worked the estate lands producing wine for the past 150 years, her recent foray has brought new focus on the estate. Total production is less than 40,000 bottles and the house style leans toward a highly transparent and traditionally styled wines, featuring soaring aromatics and exotic nuances. Keep an eye on this emerging estate!

2016 Giulia Negi, Langhe Nebbiolo, Pian delle Mole (RT92) This delicious Langhe Nebbiolo reveals a shockingly pale, highly translucent garnet hue with alluring notes of cranberry, cherry syrup, mentholated cedar and spice cake. With time in the glass the aromatics build momentum as succulent, candied strawberry and hibiscus emerge. The palate is lush and delicious with sweet fruit, soft acidity and ripe tannins. A Langhe of great beauty and character! Drink now-2025+

2015 Giulia Negri, Barolo, La Tartufaia (RT94) Pale ruby garnet, the aromatic life is elevated and captivating, pinned with a powerful bouquet of ripe morello cherry, raspberry, balsam and hints of green tea, charcuterie and crowned with notes of crushed stone. The mouthfeel is packed with delicious, sweet ripe fruit, mouth watering acidity and superbly ripe tannins. This is a real gem of a classico Barolo from a fabulous vintage. Looking forward to tasting the 2016! Drink 2022-2037+