Oddero Barbaresco Gallina DOCG 2017 (Piedmont, Italy) -  [WS 95] [JS 94] [RP 93] [AG 92]

Oddero Barbaresco Gallina DOCG 2017
(Piedmont, Italy) - [WS 95] [JS 94] [RP 93] [AG 92]

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Notes from the Winemaker:
Barbaresco Gallina is typically elegant with its refined bouquet and palate, and assertive tannins. It is the expression of a marl soil rich in fine sand. Red in colour with pale garnet tinges. Particular finesse in the bouquet, with balance and complexity, scents of ripe red fruit, spices and violets (typical of Nebbiolo). Mouth-filling tannins, excellent persistence on the palate.

Like all Nebbiolo vineyards, vines are scrupulously grown and grapes are selected manually, both in the vineyards and in the cellar. The grapes, previously arranged in 18 kg cases, are transfered onto a conveyor belt and then undergo gentle de-stemming and pressing. The alcoholic fermentation and the maceration last for appoximately 25 days at a constant temperature of 28°C. The malolactic fermentation follows in December.

Ageing in 40Hl oak barrels - hectoliter French and Austrian oak barrels. Bottling takes place at the end of the summer, with a further six months of bottle ageing before release on the market.

Variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Production: 6,000 bottles

Ratings & Reviews

95 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"A burst of pure cherry marks the aromas and flavors of this vibrant, elegant red. Earth, iron and tobacco flavors add depth, and this is densely structured, finding an equilibrium among the components. Needs a few years to come together. Best from 2023 through 2045. 665 cases made." - BS

94 Points - James Suckling:
"Walnuts and leather with cherries and hints of dried flowers. It’s medium-to full-bodied with a chewy finish. Solid, with lots of tannins and focus for the vintage. Cool and structured. Give it two or three years to soften. Try after 2023." - (2 Jul, 2020 )

93 Points - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate:
"The Oddero family makes this one Barbaresco with fruit from a 1.9-hectare site in Neive. Their 2017 Barbaresco Gallina is an elegant wine that successfully downplays any excessive heat or ripeness that you might expect to find in this vintage. The wine shows bright freshness and soft or powdery tannins, all backed by cherry, wild berry and aromas of crushed mineral or limestone. Those aromas come together with pretty unity and carefully measured intensity. These are impressive results." - Monica Larner (23rd Jul 2020)

92 Points - Vinous:
"The 2017 Barbaresco Gallina is soft, open-knit and quite pretty. Sweet spice, crushed flowers, cinnamon and macerated red cherry give the 2017 beguiling shades of nuance to match its mid-weight, translucent expression of Nebbiolo. Best of all, the Gallina will drink well right out of the gate. This is such a pretty and inviting Barbaresco. " - Antonio Galloni (Feb 2020)