Barolo Paiagallo 2011

Winery: Giovanni Canonica
Region: Piemonte
Wine Area: Barolo
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo
Products: Red
Price: 1 425,- Kč

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The Barolo Paiagallo has great energy, transparency, and focus, which connect it to some of the best

Characteristics

Paiagallo is a small hillside vineyard at 300-400 meters – high on the slope above the town of Barolo. Canonica has about 4 acres of vines, some planted to Barbera. The vineyard work is old-fashioned, with no chemicals used aside from Bordeaux mix (copper and sulphur). In the winery the same approach: foot-pressed grapes; indigenous yeast fermentation; no temperature control; very long fermentation in wood; 2-3 rackings at first, and then just one per year after malo; aging in botte (very large old wood barrels); very minimal sulphur used throughout.

The Barolo Paiagallo has great energy, transparency, and focus, which connect it to some of the best wines in the region. On paper, and in the glass, it reads as true traditional Nebbiolo. In some specifics it is reminscent of particular wines – the haunting black cherry fruit of Cascina Francia, the ripe but intense tannin of Bartolo Mascarello, the dance between elegance and rusticity of Giuseppi Rinaldi, the purity and energy of Cappellano, but Canonica is ultimately it’s own wine.