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2015 Fratelli Oddero Barbaresco Gallina

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March 28, 2021 - $51



95James Suckling

Extremely aromatic with dried flowers and ripe strawberries, which follow through to medium body with fine and silky tannins. A long and flavorful finish. Yet, it always remains fresh and refined.

94Wine Spectator

There is purity to the black cherry and plum fruit, shaded by tobacco, tar, underbrush and mineral notes. A broad swath of tannins sweeps in on the finish...

92Wine Enthusiast

Aromas of exotic spice, menthol, blue flower and a whiff of woodland berry come together on the fragrant, elegantly structured wine. The tight focused palate delivers juicy red cherry, pomegranate, licorice, clove and a hint of espresso alongside firm close-grained tannins. Fresh acidity lends balance.

91The Wine Advocate

...elegant and precise. The aromas are direct and clear, with earthy tones and licorice at the back...

17+ Jancis Robinson

... Perfumed, dark earth and dried raspberry with medicinal-minerally hints on the nose. Elegant yet firmly structured, richly tannic...displaying Gallina's elegance.


Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco

Barbaresco is one of the two most acclaimed DOCGs in Piedmont, the other being Barolo. Located just a few miles north of Barolo, Barbaresco is a small town of fewer than 700 people and 1,680 vineyard acres, making it less than half the size of the Barolo DOCG. The other communes in this DOCG of rolling hills are Neive and Treiso. As in Barolo, the DOCG requires that Barbaresco DOCG wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. By the late 20th century respected producers were making outstanding Nebbiolos, as well as Nebbiolo blends that do not carry the DOCG label. Barbaresco was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to a DCOG in 1980. DOCG Barbaresco must be aged a minimum of two years, with a minimum of one year in wood. Barbarescos are regarded as more subtle and refined than Barolos, and more approachable when young.


Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.