2017 Luigi Giordano Brut Nature Rose Piedmont
Winemaker Notes: 100% Nebbiolo harvested from north-west facing vineyards in Barbaresco, averaging between 30-35 years old. The perfume is intense and ample with notes of raspberry, red berries, citrus fruits and a hint of wilted roses. The flavour is fresh and full-bodied with a soft, clean aftertaste and a slightly tannic finish. Perfect as an aperitif, but also ideal for serving throughout the meal and is especially well-matched with shellfish sauces, baked fish, fish soup, salami starters, pasta with meat sauce and roast white meats.
A stone’s throw from Barbaresco’s village centre, the winery and its vineyards were founded by Giovanni Giordano in the 1930s during a time of profound crisis in the Italian wine world. After a period of growing and selling grapes, Giovanni’s son Luigi made the bold decision to vinify his own grapes in 1960. Luigi Giordano is now a fourth-generation winery whose vineyards in some of Barbaresco’s most prestigious crus, including Asili and Montestefano. One particular Barbaresco bottling from the cru of Cavanna showcases the winery’s elegant, hands-off style of winemaking and currently represents the only single-vineyard cru of its kind on the market.