A Small Family Winery in Italy Makes Special Everyday Drinking Wines

Our head wine buyer Lorena Ascencios is always excited about Italian wine. Check out the video to hear her views on what makes Fillipo Gallino, a small family winery located in Piedmont, unique.

Roero Arneis, Filippo Gallino – 2012
The Arneis grape makes some of the most enjoyable white wines in Piedmont. It’s redolent of pears, chamomile, and white flowers. Always enjoyable with light meats, but incredibly well-suited for fish as well. Filippo Gallino winery was the first winery in Piedmont to make a 100% varietal Arneis wine in 1972. From Arneis vines grown on tufo soils. Unoaked.

Langhe Nebbiolo, Filippo Gallino – 2012
To get a glimpse of the beauty of Nebbiolo, turn to your basic–but by no means simple–Langhe Nebbiolos.This bottle is a benchmark: rose petals, licorice, and a delicacy that’s reminiscent of Pinot Noir. Unoaked, and a fantastic staple for any household.

Langhe Nebbiolo “Licin”, Filippo Gallino – 2009
The Licin bottling from Fillipo Gallino was aged for four years in 25 hl used Slavonian casks.This is a glorious Nebbiolo, redolent of blood oranges, pomegranate, rhubarb, and an intoxicating bouquet of withered flowers. Taste this blind and you’ll easily think you’re drinking a fine Barolo.