Azienda Agricola Gigi Bianco

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Azienda Agricola Gigi Bianco

Azienda Agricola Gigi Bianco
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4.5
37 reviews
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Michael M
Copenhagen, Denmark19 contributions
Small producer of High quality
Jul 2019 • Couples
We wouldnt come to Piemonte and not visit Susanna to hear about and taste the latest production. In her voice you hear the passion for delivering high quality at fair prices. Wines sold by recommandation.
Written 18 July 2019
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Appelgren
Simrishamn, Sweden413 contributions
A familywinery
Sep 2018 • Couples
We were just walking by when an elderly gentleman asked us to taste the wines. He and his wife were passionate about their wines and we understand why. A small company producing a small quantity of wine of highest quality. Far from big business, more like slow-wine. Well worth a visit, not cheap but great!
Written 19 September 2018
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Peter R
Buderim, Australia2,108 contributions
Nice place to have wine tasting
Sep 2017 • Couples
The wine tasting was a bit of a novelty as it was in an old church. It was interesting to see inside the old church and the wine we tasted needed a few years to mature.
Written 28 September 2017
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FabM87
Rome, Italy96 contributions
Passionated high quality winemaker in Barbaresco
Oct 2016 • Friends
I am glad to provide travelers with a review about Azienda Agricola Gigi Bianco since I do believe it represents magnificently the spirit of Italian wine entrepreneurs as well as the identity of the local terroir.

Besides being surrounded by fence-free wineyards, Barbaresco is plenty of expert winemakers who enthusiastically open their cellar to visitors. Among them, there is Azienda Agricola Gigi Bianco where I had a unique experience for the following reasons.

Firstly, the high quality of the wine.
The grapes are very ancient as well as organically treated. Moreover, to offer wine lovers the original flavour of Barbaresco, the wine is aged in big casks which enhance the feature of the terroir without altering it.

Secondly, the family's welcoming approach. When inside, indeed, it won't take too long to realise how glorious your testing wine experience will be. Maria Vittoria, Susanna and Salvatore (respectively mother, daughter and boyfriend of the latter) have cruised me through the Barbaresco enology traditions, pouring wine and sharing their business roots. We tested 10 different bottles, from the classic Dolcetto D'Alba to the awarded Barbaresco, and all of them were remarkable (even if the former is not my favourite variety of grapes).

Finally, the price which is competitive for the quality you get. Personally, I bought a magnum of Barbaresco Ocello 2012 for 58€.

To sum up, visiting wine cellars in Piemonte, especially in Barbaresco, is definitely a "do" and stopping at Azienda Agricola Gigi Bianco would give you a proper bite of passionate Italian winemakers.
Written 4 December 2016
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Matt Murphy
New York City, NY79 contributions
Overflowing Generosity (and Wine)
Aug 2016 • Couples
We did not have a reservation, but stumbled upon this glorious little Azienda in the Barbaresco town center and were treated to tastings of at least seven different wines, many of which were notable.

This is a VERY small wine producer, with only c. 18,000 bottles annually. As fate would have it, the only store in the US that sells their wine is near us in NYC, so I'd had a bottle of their 2011 Barbaresco from the Ovello cru before, nearly 12 months ago. At that time, it remained pretty closed and not ready to drink. What a difference a year makes: the same vintage is drinking much less nervously now, and is opening itself up to welcome complexity. The 2011 Pora Riserva (their first ever Reserve production, I believe) is even better.

Salvatore spent nearly two hours with us, talking about the family and winery's history. We also met and spoke with Susanna and her mother -- all amazing, generous people, who at times seemed to vibrate with passion for their craft.

We were invited back the next day for a tour of their cellars. The classic wine cellar smell (a mix of wine, humidity and -- yes -- mold) was one I'd heard about but never actually experienced, and it was actually wonderful. We ended up leaving with two bottles of their wine and a promise to return!
Written 25 August 2016
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Anette G
Bergen, Norway16 contributions
Great wine. Great service.
Jul 2016
Did not have a reservation. However got to taste many of their wines. Excellent service, lots of information. Really enjoyed all of their wines, expecially their Barbara de Abla, great wine for the price/category.
Written 13 July 2016
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Carla F
25 contributions
passionate family owned wine business
Jun 2016 • Couples
wonderful wine Barbaresco Reserva 2011 from a small producer with high quality wines made in the most ecological way. A must to visit if you are in the area. Sussana will delight you with the story of the family
Written 25 June 2016
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Hjalla
Sandnes, Norway25 contributions
Passion for winemaking beneath the Barbaresco Tower
Jul 2014 • Friends
Susanna and her family runs this small winery with passion and tradition. We have been given the guided tour and wine tasting. The tour is interresting and wines are elegant and fruity. Not possible to leave without bringing some wine. No doubt we will be back.
Written 7 July 2014
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