Gemma came into being in 1978, when Silvano Piacentini decided to found a new wine producing enterprise in the commune of Serralunga d'Alba, located inside an old winery which had formerly belonged to the Marchesi Falletti's Opera Pia Barolo (the premises have now been completely renovated, with state-of-theart vinification equipment and new barrels). The Gemma company actually owns around 16 hectares (39.5 acres) of vineyards - divided up between the communes of Serralunga and Monforte d'Alba, of which 65% consist of plantings of Nebbiolo for Barolo.
Wine EnthusiastThe nose is still a bit closed but reveals woodland berry, toast, culinary spice, chopped herb and a hint of dried earth. The bracing palate offers raw red berry, powdered sage and star anise supported by astringent tannins and brisk acidity. Best after 2019.