Gian Luca Colombo has quickly become a rising star in Piemonte. He grew up in the Langhe region and in 2011 managed to find a dream site on which he established his winery. He has a 4 hectare site in Roddi, Segni di Langa. The vineyards are run with maximum respect to the land, terroir and grape varieties. He is operating sustainably and on his way to organic and biodynamic conversion.
His first wine was a Pinot Noir, which is an unusual variety for this region, it was voted best Pinot Noir in Italy, not bad for a first attempt!
This is a Vino Rosso, a table wine, in a big bottle with a crown cap. It does not have a more prestigious Piemonte label on it as, we think, Pinot Noir is not permitted in the blend. This is a crazy blend of Nebbiolo, Dolcetto, Barbera and Pinot Noir, aged for 3 years in large french and Austrian oak. It's delicious, it has aromas of wild strawberries, the palate has delicate pretty fruit flavours with soft tannins, you might need more than a litre it's that tasty.