Barbaresco Basarin 'Vigna Gianmate' 2019


Giacosa Fratelli is a fourth generation family-run winery in the heart of Neive, Piedmont, passed down from father to son, brother to cousins. In 1895 Giuseppe Giacosa was a sharecropper, alongside his brothers, working the land in the hills of Langhe. He dreamed of owning a winery in the hills they were working and heard of one for sale however was a price the brothers could never afford. That night he dreamed of numbers and woke up to play them in the lottery. Fortune smiled upon Giuseppe and, with his winnings he bought the wine cellar. Today the winery continues to stand for what the family has always focused on for over 100 years - the naturalness of the land, sustainability of the winery, and quality of these amazing wines.

Tasting Notes

Smooth, dry and full-bodied. Elegant fruity notes and round tannins. Hints of violet and currant.

Food Pairing

An ideal pairing with roasts or poultry.

Tech Details

Single vineyard Gianmate, located in the Basarin area, one of the most prestigious crus in Neive-Barbaresco. South/south-east oriented vineyards. Spurred cordon cultivation.

Organically farmed vineyards.

  • Soil: Clay-rich sandstone of marine origin with abundance of fossil finds.
  • Fermentation: Grapes are harvested by hand. Stainless steel fermentation for 40 days and aged in barriques for one year.
  • Aging: Aged in small barriques for a minimum of 2 years followed by a lengthy time in bottle.
  • Varietal Composition: 100% Nebbiolo
  • Region: Piedmont, Italy
  • Avg Elevation: 820-980 feet
  • Avg Age of Vines: 23 years
  • PH: 3.55
  • Alcohol: 14.5%
  • Size: 6/750ml
  • UPC: 8003738100433