Anthony Gismondi on Wine
Thursday, October 26 2023

Giovanni Rosso and Nebbiolo

By: Anthony Gismondi
A closer look at the Serralunga d’Alba winery.

The Rosso family have been winegrowers in Serralunga d’Alba for over a century.

But in 1996, they decided to produce wine under the Giovanni Rosso label, employing the considerable talent of the son of Giovanni Rosso, Davide Rosso. The superstar winemaker studied in Burgundy at Domaine Jean Grivot and Domaine Denis Mortet which explains the elegant style of the Giovanni Rosso wines, not a word always associated with nebbiolo, at least when it's young. Still, it describes Rosso’s wines to a tee. Davide has eschewed pesticides or herbicides to grow organically and make wines that speak terroir before anything else. We caught up with the winery's International Export Director, Daniele Dellanoce, at the Vancouver International Wine Festival for a quick mini master class on Langhe nebbiolo and the story of Giovanni Rosso, located in the Barolo commune of Serralunga D'Alba.

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Anthony Gismondi
Anthony Gismondi

Anthony Gismondi is a Canadian wine journalist and one of North America's most influential voices in wine. For over 30 years, he has been the wine columnist for The Vancouver Sun. The twice-weekly column is distributed across Canada through the Postmedia Network to millions of readers. In addition, Anthony hosts the BC Food & Wine Radio Show, broadcast in 25 markets across B.C. and available as a podcast on major platforms. He launched Gismondionwine.com in 1997, attracting one million monthly users from 114 countries. It continues to be a valuable resource full of tasting notes, intelligent wine stories and videos for the trade and consumers. Conversations with wine personalities are available on his  YouTube Channel.