La Gironda - "La Lippa" Barbera d'Asti DOCG 2020 750ml (14% ABV)
The family history of Susanna Galandrino, winemaker at La Gironda, is linked to wine, vines, and to the hills where her grandparents toiled for all their lives, followed by her father. In 2000, Susanna and her husband decided to go back to their roots and now she and her husband work full-time, cultivating their vineyards and producing their own wine.
Great care was taken in the choice of the vineyards, as location is an essential factor for the production of superior wines. La Gironda lies in the very heart of Monferrato, at the center of the most important and prestigious wine-making area in the Asti district. Nizza is the name of the town where the estate is situated, and it is now also the name of the new appellation Nizza DOCG.
Even though La Gironda is a relatively new winery, they have already won a whole array of awards and their wines are on all the most important Italian wine guides.
The winemakers cultivate and tend the 7 hectares of vines with maximum respect for the environment. They use only traditional techniques in the winery, with minimum technology, and the vines are only treated with product based on copper or sulfur, with no use of herbicides to clear the ground beneath the vines. For this and other systems that are in place, the winery has obtained the ISO14001 Certificate. This commitment on the part of the estate reflects its drive towards environmental sustainability.
a great representation of the elegant side of Barbera - sourced from vineyards on the hill known as "Il Bricco" in Nizza, and from parcels in the villages of Fraz and Chiesavecchia
a young and lively wine named after a childhood game
hilly terrain, 350m elevation, sand/clay soil,
can be chilled! fresh, uncomplicated, delicious. purple flowers, black cherry, blueberry, soft tannin, refreshing acidity, lighter end of medium bodied, juicy, dry and seamless
90 points / Silver Medal from Decanter World Wine Awards 2022
region: Piedmont, Italy
style: chillable red
farming/cellar: certified sustainable, practicing organic, de-stemmed and gently pressed, fermented in temp controlled stainless steel vats for 7 days, unoaked (made in steel), malo occurred
pairing: charcuterie, pizza, bbq chicken