Azienda Agricola La Gironda

Italy

While the Galandrino family attended their own vineyards for generation, it was not until the year 2000 that Susanna and her husband Alberto decided to sell their winery equipment business to return to their roots. In the process they recovered vineyards in the Nizza, the heart of the Monferrato region in Piedmont, which was declared a World Heritage Zone by UNESCO in 2015. Nizza is famous for the outstanding quality of the Barbera wines.

Since 2004, Susanna and Alberto farm their land following organic principles. They see their wines as ambassadors of the warmth and soul of their terroir. Each sip tells the story of their passion.

Wines

Moscato d'Asti DOCG · Profile

Usually harvested at the end of August, when the aromas promise to give their best, the Moscato grapes from the La Gironda vineyards in Nizza produce an intense, floral wine. It is characterized by a pleasant sweetness and balanced by just the right touch of acidity. The aromatic bouquet is that typical of Moscato d’Asti. Full and persistent, it is accompanied by light scents of sage.

SKU 826464

Moscato d'Asti DOCG · Pairing

Moscato is a light wine, with about 5% alcohol, to be served with all kinds of desserts, chilled to a temperature of about 6-8°C. We recommend it with hazelnut cakes, zabaione and, why not with pears and gorgonzola. Also perfect for a hot summer afternoon treat!

Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG · Profile

A wine with unmistakable sensory characteristics, which make it one of the symbols of the food and wine culture of the hills between Nizza Monferrato and Acqui Terme. With its characteristic pale cherry red colour, featuring soft violet highlights, it presents a delicate musky aroma, with scents of roses. It tastes sweet but fresh and vivacious, with a good structure and a pleasantly persistent finish.

SKU 812028

Brachetto d'Acqui DOCG · Pairing

Usually served at the end of a meal, Brachetto d’Acqui is ideal with jam tarts or other fruit desserts, especially strawberries and mixed berries. It works well with dry biscuits and macaroons of course. We recommend serving it chilled, at 6-8°C. With about 6% alcohol, it can also be considered an original alternative to a fruit-based cocktail.

La Lippa Barbera d'Asti DOCG · Profile

A young, uncomplicated Barbera, perfect for serving slightly chilled during warm summer months. Aged in stainless steel to maintain its young and lively taste, it is no mere coincidence that La Lippa is named after a childhood game. Ruby red with purple highlights, it has an intense scent of red fruit and a dry, tangy flavour, for carefree enjoyment with a group of friends.

SKU 812029

La Lippa Barbera d'Asti DOCG · Pairing

Perfect with bread and salami, it pairs with all rice, pasta and ethnic dishes. Ideal with pizza or a barbecue with friends. For something surprising, try with fish, especially in soups.

La Gena Barbera d'Asti DOCG · Profile

This is the family’s first Barbera, which they have been making since 2000. Susanna and Alberto tiptoed into a brand-new sector with great enthusiasm but also with a particular reverence towards growers with far greater expertise. They felt “genati”, as they say in Piedmont. And while it is an expression that is almost impossible to translate, Gena describes the “shyness and humility” they felt at the time. This is a bright ruby red wine, with an intense, fruity bouquet. Full-bodied and persistent, it is the product of long aging in the bottle: a complex but feminine Barbera, real and straight-forward, totally without make-up.

SKU 812031

La Gena Barbera d'Asti DOCG · Pairing

This pleasant wine is ideally served throughout a meal, but it is particularly well-suited to be paired with rich and tasty rice and pasta dishes, Piedmontese mixed boiled meats, roast and braised meats, and medium-mature fatty cheeses. Try it with Bagna Cauda.