Fabio Gea Green Palma Barbera d'Alba DOC 2021

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FABIO GEA NEBIOSCA 2021
Bricco di Nieve / Piedmont // Italy

Grapes are de-stemmed and macerated for 3 weeks before being fermented in small oak barrels and aged in stoneware vessels.

It's a delicious red wine with crispy red fruit flavours, ripe fruit aromas and spices. 

Fun Fact
The number of the bottle and the total number of bottles are hand written on labels made from handmade paper. 
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One of the craziest, funny and provocative winemakers we've met, Fabio Gea was a geologist by trade and has traveled around the world to study agriculture and soil conditions, but his world view is a constant chaos of new ideas and peculiar whims making him possibly somewhere between a genius and a madman.

The 1.8 hectares Fabio farms is from his grandfather Nòtu, (diminutive for Giuseppe in dialect). It is made up of small parcels around different parts of Barbaresco mostly near the Bricco.

Fabio gradually developed his own sensitivity and approach to working in the vineyard heavily inspired by Masanobu Fukuoka. The cellar work is low-tech, manual and unmistakably Fabio. Stainless steel is gradually being phased out in favor of ceramics, porcelain, glass, cement and wood. Going so far as to craft his own porcelain amphoras. No temperature control, cultured yeast, fining or filtration, and the addition of sulphur is completely omitted for a large proportion of his cuvées.

He produces around 5000 bottles a year of 18 different wines. Some wines are traditional, others definitely outside-the-box.