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Mauro Molino : Gallinotto 2018

Mauro Molino : Gallinotto 2018

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Mauro Molino : Gallinotto 2018

Aromatic richness and complexity, an alluring Piedmont wine

The estate

Mauro Molino decided to found his own estate in the early 1980s in La Morra, an iconic village in Piedmont. Dedicated to the cultivation of his vineyard and always striving for excellence, Mauro Molino has successfully brought fine Barolo and Barbera d'Alba Superiore wines to life, wines that have earned him an international reputation. Mauro Molino's Italian wines are true vintages, made from meticulously delimited "singlevineyards", which translate the typical characteristics of the original terroir in which they thrived.

The vineyard

The estate's 12-hectare vineyard, situated in the heart of the Italian Langhe region, is planted exclusively with the Nebbiolo and Barbera grape varieties.

The wine

Mauro Molino's 2018 Gallinotto is made from a vineyard that has been underestimated for the longest time, however, thanks to Mauro Molino’s forward-thinking mindset, it has finally been able to express its full potential.

The vineyard's uniqueness lies in its altitude (450 metres) and its sun exposure, both of which create a unique microclimate. Combined with noticeable temperature variations between daytime and nighttime, these optimal weather conditions lead to the preservation of the wine's freshness and aromas, all while enabling the grapes to ripen gradually. These old vines are 40 years old on average and are planted on clay-limestone soils with a south/southwest exposure.

The vintage

Throughout the entire year, the 2018 vintage benefited from ideal weather conditions. While the heavy rainfall ensured sufficient water reserves, the mild temperatures favoured both the vineyard’s optimal development and the even ripening of the grapes. The grapes harvested in the middle of October were perfectly healthy and showcased a perfect balance between acidity and sugar.

The vinification and ageing

Harvested at optimum ripeness, the grapes remain in contact with the skins for 14 days. Alcoholic fermentation in stainless steel tanks in order to best preserve the fruit’s expression. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in large oak barrels. The wine is aged for 18 months in different-sized barrels.

The blend

This 2018 Gallinotto by Mauro Molino is a 100% Nebbiolo.

The tasting


The nose blends fruity fragrances with subtle balsamic, minty and eucalyptus notes.


The wine will seduce the palate due to its structure, its complexity and its persistent and gourmet finish.


For an optimal tasting experience, serve between 18 and 20°C.

Food and wine pairing

This Piedmont wine will pair with meats (roast, steak), mushrooms or white truffles beautifully.