2015 Fabio Gea, Flowers in the Sky with Rain
ORIGIN: Piedmont, Italy
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First of May. On a splendid sunny day, in that of Tabarro, the freshness of a very fine rain bursts in, studded with wild flowers. The pearls of May "streak" our future memory like the words of a sage. The desire to “fill up” with nature, joy, happiness and emotions grows luxuriantly. It is also possible thanks to Fabio Gea and his splendid Nebbiolo bubbles, to the desire to raise the glasses, to share and sing all together, and finish, full of nectar and shining eyes, with the fitting
".. and bury up there in the mountains
under the shade of a beautiful flower."
Fabio Gea is making unique wines from minuscule parcels on land inherited from his grandfather in the Barbaresco region, mostly around Bricco di Neive. His grandfather was an expert vine grafter, and in his time the vines were still in polyculture; at one point there were over two hundred grape varieties on his land, which is now unheard in Piemonte. When Fabio Gea left his career as a successful geologist to return to his family roots of winemaking, the vines had skipped a generation and were overgrown, Fabio restored them. Today, his incredibly small vineyard—in total, less than a hectare of land—is mostly dedicated to Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, and Barbera. All the vineyard work is done by hand, with no use of pesticides, fertilizer, or irrigation and minimal treatments of copper and sulphur.
This grapes in this wine could technically produce a Barbaresco. Fabio intentionally harvested these grapes in the rain to see if the final result would taste different. The number of the bottle and the total number of bottles are hand written on labels made from handmade paper. There is an elaborate code on each label that we break down in Fabios' producer profile.
Tasting Notes: Fresh and delicious.
Food Recommendation: All rounder. Good with pan seared fish, Roast Duck and Mushroom Risotto. Even with Mapo Tofu.