THE PRODUCER: San Biagio Azienda Agricola
Aging: San Biagio Barolo Galina ages in oak wood for about two and a half years. The first 18 months are spent in second and third passage casks. For the final year, the wine rests in medium-small sized Slavonian casks.
Maturation: The wine is left in the bottle for 1 year. During this time the sweet floral and fruity notes blend with the more severe spicy and toasted ones. The more complex balsamic and ethereal timbres of licorice and goudron appear in this generous Barolo Galina.
Growing location: Barolo Galina grows in Galina – La Morra – a continuation of the Bricco Chiesa sub-area. The area faces South-East and descends towards Roggeri. It has a hilly, basin-like conformation, which provides prolonged daily exposure to the sun.
Vinification: Delicate destemming with light crushing and cold static maceration for 1 day is followed by alcoholic fermentation at 24°C for 20 days with frequent punching down. There is a subsequent splinting of the cap for a further maceration of a month. During this time the wine acquires volume by expanding the spicy and fruit sensations thanks to the important natural lysis of the yeasts.
Nose: Intense hints of jam and fruit in syrup blend with spices, sweet licorice and slightly toasted tones of chocolate and caramel. Delicate notes of violet, rose and medicinal herbs follow.
Taste: elegant spicy notes with hints of black berry fruit jam and powdered chocolate combine with soft tannins giving a generous silky structure. The sensation of leather and Goudron is pleasant on the finish.