A soft-spoken family man rarely seen outside of his vineyards or cellar, Silvio Giamello is a maestro of textbook Barbaresco: high-toned, floral, and wonderfully refined. Look no further for a bright, perfumy Nebbiolo crafted traditionally, raised in botti grandi (large casks). I expect it to reach its peak in about five years.
|Vineyard:||41 - 48 years, 2 ha total|
|Soil:||Clay with Lime-rich Marl|
|Aging:||Aged in Slavonian oak botti (barrels) of 20-30 hectoliters for 2-3 years|
When buying red Burgundy, I think we should remember:
1. Big wines do not age better than light wine.
2. A so-called great vintage at the outset does not guarantee a great vintage for the duration.
3. A so-called off vintage at the outset does not mean the wines do not have a brilliant future ahead of them.
4. Red Burgundy should not taste like Guigal Côte-Rôtie, even if most wine writers wish it would.
5. Don’t follow leaders; watch yer parking meters.
Inspiring Thirst, page 174