Holiday Countdown 2022 (DAY 4) - 2018 Ghëddo Barolo

Holiday Countdown 2022 (DAY 4) - 2018 Ghëddo Barolo

These are the top wines that stood out among the thousands of wines I tasted this year. Some are always in stock, some are rare and hard to find, but all of them are sure to fill you with joy this Holiday Season.   
DAY 4:    
There are only a handful of wine regions as steeped in tradition as Barolo. But for all of its profound history, it also happens to be one of the most exciting regions in wine. There is a youth movement happening here that's injecting palpable new energy into these centuries-old cellars. I felt it on a recent visit this summer, when I met and tasted with several bright, young winemakers, but none more impressive than Giovanni Pippia of Ghëddo.

Giovanni's incredible knowledge of Barolo's historic viticulture defies his age, yet when he speaks, it's mostly about the future, about where Barolo is headed.

Today's Barolo reflects Giovanni perfectly. An unmistakably traditionally styled Barolo, yet it possesses youthful buoyancy and freshness which sets it apart from the old guard. I fell in love with this wine the moment I tasted it at the cantina, and committed to every bottle imported to the state of South Carolina. 
Nebbiolo from the very top of the Berri vineyard in La Morra. A vineyard laden with limestone. Hand-harvested and fermented in stainless-steel tanks for 25 days, with regular punch-downs and pump-overs. The wine is racked into used oak barrels where it rests for two years, before being bottled and aged for two final years before release.

Packed with flavor upon opening, blossoming with a range of beautiful aromas: rose petal, delicate red cherries, minty herbs and sandal wood. Juicy red fruit, spice, savory truffle and leather play on the palate, with solid but elegant tannic structure and a long, savory finish. Perfect now for your standing roast, but be sure to tuck a few away as this will last in your cellar for years to come. 
Ghëddo is the work of friends Giovanni and Matthias, both of whom have little to no history in Piedmont. Both went to college to study subjects other than winemaking, and both eventually found their way to Barolo.

Starting from scratch, these two have spent the past few years slowly building up holdings to a whopping 3 hectares! Giovanni focuses on the farming and winemaking, while Matthias heads the administrative and marketing. Together, the two are taking a smaller, more artisan approach to winemaking in Piedmont, and wine lovers are taking notice.  
2018 GHËDDO, BAROLO - $79.99


*SPECIAL 2-PACK PRICE - $69.99/bottle

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Justin Coleman
Monarch Wine Merchants



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