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Connexion Oenophilia represents fine wines produced by exceptional estates, many of them family-owned.  All are committed to producing wines of superb quality.

 

Gabutti di Franco Boasso

Barolo Comune di Serralunga

Piedmont :: Italy

http://gabuttiboasso.com/

Estate::

The Gabutti winery was started in the early 1970s when the Boasso family began making wine from estate-grown grapes. It is named after one of the most famous areas of Barolo, the sub-zone of Gabutti. The family-run winery is managed by Franco Boasso and his sons, Ezio and Claudio, sourcing grapes from its 4.5 hectares of vineyards within the Serralunga district, more specifically in the sub-zones of Gabutti, Meriame and Margheria. Age-worthy wines are produced thanks to green harvesting, great care taken in the vineyard and in harvesting at the optimal time. Following a traditional vinification process, the wines are aged in medium-sized new oak barrels.

Grape varieties::

Nebbiolo

Vinification::

The harvest takes place in mid-October.  The grapes are picked by hand and transported to the wine cellar. The overall yield is about 60 quintals per hectare. Fermentation takes place in stainless steel tanks at controlled temperature (28° C) with frequent pumping over every day for period of 12-15 days.

ageing::

36 months in oak casks followed by 6 months in bottle

appearance::

Intense ruby

nose::

Ripe red fruits, nutmeg and some forest floor earthiness

taste::

Savoury, softly elegant with cedar and floral notes that follow through to a full bodied, velvety smooth long finish

Food pairing::

Rack of lamb or game birds with roasted vegetables

Closure::

Natural cork

Ratings::

92 James Suckling

16/20 Jancis Robinson

 

% alc./vol. ::

14.5