Barbera d’Alba Giulia Negri 2016
Italy / Piedmont / Alba
The wines of Giulia Negri are relative newcomers though they come from a family steeped in local winemaking history - 150 years of experience producing top Barolo and Barbera. Daughter of the house, Giulia, has created her own estate. Here she can marry informed imagination with a respect for tradition. This Barbera is fresh, elegant easy-drinking and cherry rich. 2016 is also a very fine vintage.
"Young, open-minded and ambitious for her wines, Giulia produces a supple, accessible benchmark Barbera, rich in fruit and minerals a great introduction to from one of Piedmont’s prominent rising stars."
- ABV 14.5%
- Drink now / lay down 2019 - 2024
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One of Piedmont’s rising stars, Giulia is the most recent generation to take the reins of a family estate stretching back 150 years. Respectful of history, Giulia is also tremendously ambitious. She is keen to forge her own path, whilst observing other small, maverick producers from around the world, keen to glean knowledge and experiment. Extremely personable, she has rare access to some of the finest mentors in the international wine world and their very graciously offered advice.
Giulia’s wines have already won considerable acclaim but she is grounded , very aware that whilst her style is intuitive, her thirst for knowledge insatiable she also enjoys substantial, tried and tested historic roots – and some rather fine vineyards. Serradenari, the crest of Barolo, presents views over almost all of Barolo, the vines surrounded by prolific truffle forests. Giulia pays tribute to her beloved Burgundy, planting Chardonnay and Pinot Noir near the forest. Nebbiolo inhabits warmer, sandy soils producing Barolo which Giulia views as a work of art, a “flagship in the winemaking world”. Her wines become more polished year on year whilst retaining an innate honesty.