The Poderi Gianni Gagliardo has its roots in the history of a traditional rural family that has always cultivated vineyards in areas with a high vocation in Piedmont.
In fact, since 1847 the Colla family, generation upon generation, moved from Santo Stefano Belbo, an ideal area for Moscato grapes, to Diano d’Alba, which has always been renowned for Dolcetto grapes, and finally to La Morra, in the Barolo area.
It was Paolo Colla who crowned his dream of producing Barolo, by purchasing a small farmhouse with a vineyard, and started making wine with the care and attention that only passion and respect for the land can give.
Today there are 10 plots dedicated to Barolo – divided in 5 municipalities – which fall within the Lazzarito Geographical Indications (with official recognition of the Vigna “Preve” toponym), Castelletto, Monvigliero, Mosconi, Fossati, Bricco San Pietro, Santa Maria, and the original Serra dei Turchi, where it all began.
The company produces 16 wines, including 11 red and 2 white.
However, one of these deserves a particular mention, the Langhe Favorita “Fallegro“, which reached its 46th grape harvest in 2019.
Among the 14 reds, 11 are made with Nebbiolo grapes, a variety which, in addition to being the most noble of our territory, is also definitely the Gagliardo family’s choice variety.
The family, now made up of the forefather Gianni, and three children Stefano, Alberto and Paolo, is at the centre of the project.
The artisanal approach, with the utmost care for the environment, sustainability in general and great attention to detail in every single phase, is a fundamental pillar of the current production process.
In order to operate in this way, the number of bottles is necessarily limited.
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Visits & Tastings
The wine cellar was developed underground, right under the original farmhouse.
In this way, optimal technical features are guaranteed, including taking advantage of gravity and constant temperatures with low energy consumption. Furthermore, its underground development respects the precious landscape of the Langhe vineyards, which have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 2014.
The concept of excellence that characterizes the company also includes welcoming guests and providing services to those who decide to visit Poderi Gianni Gagliardo and discover its wines.
This aspect is personally taken care of by the youngest son, Paolo, who is always present in the company to best welcome curious and attentive visitors.
There are 6 types of experiences that can be booked, varying in focus and tasting sessions, yet they all start with a visit in the winery which is structured in the aging rooms and where guests are told the family’s history and philosophy.
You’ll be introduced to the Barolo area from the panoramic terrace with an explanation of the features that make it unique in the world.
Types of visit
There are 6 tour proposals, varying in price, focus and wines to be tasted.
VISIT AND TASTING OF 3 WINES → € 15 PER PERSON
Three labels will be tasted at the end of the visit, including a Barolo. You will be able to select the type of wines to be tasted, according to your choices and availability in the cellar.
VISIT AND TASTING OF 4 WINES → € 20 PER PERSON
The visit is structured in the same way as the one above, with an additional wine offered in the guided tasting. Here too, visitors can choose to taste one of the Barolo products.
VERTICAL TASTING OF THE GIANNI GAGLIARDO BAROLO → € 30 PER PERSON
At the end of the visit, there will be a vertical tasting session of the Gianni Gagliardo Barolo. It will start with 2016, the most recent vintage, and then a tasting of two historical vintages that will vary depending on availability.
NEBBIOLO TERROIRS → 45 € PER PERSON
This tasting session will take you on a journey through the nuances of Nebbiolo in purity, with variations dictated by microclimate and terroir. The tasting session will begin with a Nebbiolo from the Roero area and continue with two Barolo wines from two different municipalities and end with a taste of a historic vintage of one of the crus.
HISTORICAL ARCHIVE → 50 € PER PERSON
In this case, the tasting session will include 3 Barolo ‘Riserva’ from the Historical Archive, a rare selection of wines from the most prestigious crus in the area, after resting for roughly 10 years inside the underground rooms.
CRU LAZZARITO VINEYARD EXPERIENCE (MIN 4 PEOPLE.) → 100 € PER PERSON
Taking a different route from the previous ones, this tour will take you to the “Vigna Preve”, the highest plot of the Lazzarito cru, 380 meters above sea level. Upon returning to the cellar guests will be taken to the aging rooms, where they can taste the wine produced from a special vineyard directly from its barrel, during its evolution. At the end of the visit they will be offered a vertical tasting session of 4 vintages of the “Vigna Preve” Lazzarito cru.
From Colla to Gagliardo, inheritance for the son-in-law
Types of visit
- Visit and tasting of 3 wines, including a Barolo → 15 €
- Visit and tasting of 4 wines, including a Barolo → 20 €
- Vertical of Barolo Gianni Gagliardo, with the tasting of 3 vintages, starting from the most recent 2016 → € 30
- Terroirs of Nebbiolo, with the tasting of 4 Nebbiolo grape wines: one Roero, two Barolo and one Cru → € 40
- Historical Archive, with a taste of 4 Barolo Riserva from the selection, aged about 10 years → € 60
- Cru Lazzarito VineyardExperience (Min 4pers.), With tour of the "Vigna Preve", tasting from the barrel and tasting of 4 vintages of the cru Lazzarito "Vigna Preve" → 100 €