The 2017 vintage was warm and dry. The slight vegetative advance coincided with a particularly intense spring frost that effected many parts of Europe. This was the first cause if quantity decrease. The scarcity of rainfall was the second cause. At a physiological level the plants have exploited the little rain at the beginning of September to the fullest, and therefore on average the grapes are smaller and more concentrated with a perfect even ripening.
Harvest: from 22 September to 5 October 2017
Villages: La Morra, Monforte, Serralunga, Barolo, Verduno
Maceration: 10-14 days depending on vineyards
Final blend: June 2020
Aging: 35hl big cask
Aging duration: 33 months
Bottling: 10-11 August 2020
Alcohol: 14,5 %
Total acidity: 5,68 g/L
Dry extract: 29,1 g/
This vintage produced 23.450 bottles and 300 magnums. 2017 was a very fresh vintage for Barolo, which expresses great freshness, complexity and delicacy. Thanks to the perfect phenolic ripening of the grapes; Barolo Gianni Gagliardo shows a fresh and vibrant elegance even in his youth.