Silvio Giamello “VICENZIANA” Barbaresco 2016
Silvio’s wines develop slowly in the glass with measured nuance. They age exceptionally well. A classic style of Barbaresco—the more feminine side of Nebbiolo, with a plethora of latent power and energy.
The name of the Vicenziana vineyard is a mutation of “Villa Gentiana” for the manor of the ancient Roman consul Lollio Genziano, which once occupied this land. In the 1970s the Piedmontese dialect was still commonly used and the zone was known as “Licenziana,” which Luigi Giamello chose as the name of his estate. The vineyard name was officially changed later to the standard Italian “Vicenziana,” so the Giamellos’ Barbaresco now carries both versions of the name: in dialect for the name of the estate and in standard Italian for the vineyard designation.