Geologically this is a Barolo San Lorenzo di Verduno/Monvigliero, but politically, it's a Langhe Nebbiolo! Produced from a single vineyard with fossil rich soils and a mix of 50 year old and young vines, we love this glorious expression. It was produced with the submerged cap technique which imbues the wine with fabulous aromatics and a softer, more approachable style that balances fruit and herbaceous elements perfecly.
In Piedmont, Gian Luca Colombo is the guy that everyone talks about. The architect of the neo-classical style of Barolo focusing on wines with real finesse: silky, elegant, perfumed, fine fruit, with gentler tannins, less wood and extraction, Colombo is the guy that everyone wants advice from. He won the Gambelli award for best young winemaker in Italy, and he works alongside a winemaker who is a consultant in Barbaresco, who makes the wine at esteemed Bruno Giacosa. They taste together, and talk together. The point is here is, that anything exciting happening in Barolo and Barbaresco, Gian Luca is probably aware of, and likely to be involved with. Gian Luca has a very small production of his own, and we are thrilled to have our hands on these wines.