Giulia Negri – Piedmont’s innovative Barologirl
Piedmont’s innovative Barologirl
Barolo is booming and Giulia Negri is its rising star. Having taken over her family’s 150-year-old estate, she continues to make waves as she refines her traditional approach. Her 2016s are fragrant and finessed, and elegantly temper the great 2016 vintage. 2016 has been described as 'il sogno' – the dream vintage – as it was a classic, late-ripening year resulting in thrilling wines of extraordinary balance.
At its best, Barolo offers unparalleled value for those who love ethereal, perfumed and long-ageing wines. The magic of Nebbiolo is expressed in Giulia Negri’s 2016 Barolo Serradenari. Proclaimed to be the highest vineyard in Barolo, the cool-climate Serradenari parcel in La Morra produces exceptionally delicate and refined wines. Serradenari shows vibrant red fruit and roses, flint, dark spices and an earthy, woodsy quality reminiscent of the surrounding truffle forests – perfect for autumn. It is alluring and approachable now, yet also offers at least a decade or two of cellaring potential.
Owned by the Diatto-Negri family since the late 19th century, the property has become one of the most exciting in Piedmont under Giulia’s guidance. Long-ageing on the skins in large foudre gives the wines their traditional styling and brilliant purity. Browse her full range, including the incredible 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo Pian delle Mole and her super-rare 2017 Langhe Pinot Nero La Tartufaia – a nod to her time spent in Burgundy.