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2011 Barolo “Gianetto”

Guido Porro

2011 Barolo “Gianetto” Guido Porro - Kermit Lynch Wine Merchant
A longtime stalwart of traditionally produced Barolo, Guido Porro has added a new wine to his portfolio: this 2011 marks the first release from Gianetto, a southeast-facing vineyard in Guido’s hometown of Serralunga d’Alba. After a spontaneous fermentation and three years aging in massive Slavonian oak casks, this Nebbiolo is finally ready to go. Rather shocking for a four-year-old Barolo, it is already beautifully expressive, flaunting a wide-open perfume of silky rose petals and voluptuous fresh raspberry. Even the palate is uncommonly friendly for such a young wine of this pedigree, its tannic structure overshadowed by an invitingly supple mouthfeel that begs for immediate consumption. The young vines—Guido’s Gianetto plantings are only eight years old—might explain this wine’s approachability, even if further aging is certainly an option. However, nobody would call you crazy if you cracked into this delicious, fresh young Barolo right away.

Anthony Lynch

Vintage: 2011
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: Nebbiolo
Appellation: Barolo
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Producer: Guido Porro
Winemaker: Guido Porro
Vineyard: 8 years, 1 ha
Soil: Clay, Limestone
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 13%

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About Piedmont

Kermit’s love affair with the great reds of Piemonte dates back to the early days of his career: the very first container he imported from Italy, in fact, featured legendary 1971 and 1974 Barolos from Vietti and Aldo Conterno. Regular visits since then have seen our portfolio grow to now nine Piemontesi estates, with a strong focus on the rolling hills of the Langhe.

Nebbiolo rules these majestic, vine-covered marl slopes, giving Italy’s most mystifyingly complex, nuanced, and age-worthy reds. When crafted via traditional production methods—long macerations and extensive aging in enormous oak botti—the powerful, yet incredibly refined Barolos and Barbarescos provide haunting aromatics of tar, raspberry, incense, tea, roses, and more. At times austere in their youth but well worth the wait, they pair beautifully with the hearty local cuisine starring veal in many forms, braised beef, pastas like tajarin and agnolotti, and of course, Alba’s famous white truffles.

Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Piemonte’s climate is continental, with baking hot summers and cold winters. Nebbiolo is only part of the story here: juicy, fruity Barberas and Dolcettos represent the bread and butter throughout the region, and other native grapes like Freisa, Croatina, and the white Arneis are also noteworthy. Value abounds in the Monferrato, while Alto Piemonte also has its share of thrills to provide.

Every corner of Piemonte is rich with tradition, especially when wine is concerned. It’s no wonder we have been singing the region’s praises for over forty years.

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Let the brett nerds retire into protective bubbles, and whenever they thirst for wine it can be passed in to them through a sterile filter. Those of us on the outside can continue to enjoy complex, natural, living wines.

Inspiring Thirst, page 236

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