Producer: Agricola Gaia
Nutshell: Full, Earthy, Elegant
About Agricola Gaia
A collaboration between Fabrizio Iuli and Eric Narioo (Vino dio Anna, Les Caves de Pyrene) in hilly Monferrato region of Piedmont. The grapes for this Barbera come from the lieux-dit “La Tina”, belonging to Fabrizio’s family for generations, formerly part of their old winery. The vines are at least 30 years old and had been abandoned for 15 years before Fabrizio took them back. The climate there is continental, the soils consist of mixed clay-limestone, mostly white calcareous, with some lime.
Although full bodied the wine has an evident freshness with crunchy black fruits, and juicy blueberry and cherry. There’s more than fruit though with earthy notes. Minimum SO2 at bottling and no fining or filtration.