Truffley, a little woody and with the scents of sous bois and earth coupled with spicy cinnamon and clove and more piercing fruit - cherries, redcurrants and pomegranate. From 3 north facing vineyards that are well-protected from the hot son and aged in amphora and large Stockinger barrels. Gian Luca is a bit a dab hand with Pinot, having started producing it prior to turning his hand to Nebbiolo.
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.