Gabutti (Boasso)

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Franco Boasso is part of the Barolo old guard — a genuine traditionalist making some very refreshing and excellent quality-to-price ratio wines in Serralunga. He works without chemicals or additives and ages his wines in large botti instead of barrique. It’s not often nowadays that you meet a farmer king in Barolo with tanktop tan lines. Franco’s vineyards are next to Cappellano’s: Margheria and Gabutti (which Renato Ratti classified as first rate). His Dolcetto is graphite, ink, and lean red fruit; one of our weekday favorites. The Langhe Rosso (a blend of Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto) is one of those great bridge wines into the finer pleasure of Nebbiolo in purezza. Native yeasts; unfiltered. Seven hectares.