A welcome and precious visit from Kerin O’Keef, writer, American wine journalist at our company to taste our “Alta Langa” with us. A sincere recognition given by his obtained evaluation that we report below in the original.
95 Giribaldi Mario 2016 Matteo Giribaldi Pas Dosé Riserva 13%
Lychee, Spanish broom, stone fruit and botanical herb aromas come to the forefront on this dry, racy sparkler. On the elegantly structured, youthfully austere palate, a refined almost creamy perlage accompanies juicy white peach, pear, lemon and saline before closing on notes of pomegranate and brioche. Bright acidity lifts the finish. Kerin O’Keefe October 2022 ©kerinokeefe.com
94 Giribaldi Mario Alta Langa 2015 Matteo Giribaldi Pas Dosé Riserva 13%
A blend of 60% Pinot Nero and 40% Chardonnay, this has aromas of bread crust and dried stone fruit that shape the nose along with whiffs of grilled herb and forest floor. The full-bodied elegantly structured palate offers ripe golden apple, peach and toasted hazelnut before a long, almost salty mineral finish. Kerin O’Keefe October 2022 ©kerinokeefe.com
94 Giribaldi Mario 2018 Alta Langa Extra Brut Matteo Giribaldi 13%
White stone fruit, chamomile and dried herb aromas mingle with whiffs of hazelnut and bread crust. Linear and elegantly structured, the palate offers yellow pear, golden apple and saline alongside crisp acidity and a polished, persistent perlage. It’s dry but has a slightly honeyed close. Kerin O’Keefe October 2022 ©kerinokeefe.com