There’s something unusual about the labels of these wines. Giulia has made her puppy the star.
Inspired by tradition, history, a sense of place, a prodigious thirst for knowledge and a genuine awe at other regions’ wines, Giulia is extraordinary, respectfully ploughing her own furrow in Piedmont.
Of course, as she is the first to admit, 150 years of winemaking tradition in her family, allied to her parents’ generosity in allocating a plot of very special land for her, has afforded Giulia an exceptional start.
She says it best herself, “I adored my garagiste friends and their heretical, dogma-free wines: a handful of amazing bottles produced by forward looking, artisan winemakers.When my family made it possible for me to cultivate grapes and create a small cellar, I bet on Barolo, Pinot Noir and Chardonnay.”
Giulia’s Barbera is from vineyards planted at 500 metres, with a north-west exposure. The wines is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel followed by 6 months maturation in large oak tonneaux (60%) and stainless steel (40%) The result is an easy-drinking, accessible style, rich in cherry fruit – a lovely wine.
Giulia’s Nebbiolo comes from two different crus, awarded Menzione Aggiuntiva (MGA) status on the new, official Barolo map. These are Brunate and Serradenari.
Brunate is a historical cru of La Morra, a small vineyard where the vines are around 40 year old, planted and 320m above sea level. Serradenari is an outstanding vineyard, the highest in Barolo at up to 520 m above sea level. Here Giulia’s parents planted in 2002/2003, from which Giulia has selected a small parcel starting at 400m above sea level, a south-facing amphitheatre which maximises sun exposure.
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