Gallina is a cru in the Neive Commune of Barbaresco. This is one of the Roagna family’s newest cuvées.
Some of the most round, sexy and approachable Neive Barbarescos are found in Gallina. The Barbarescos tend to be silky, perfumed and easy to drink young, which is somewhat out of character for Neive. The best wines offer long and broad drinking windows.
The 2017 Barbaresco Gallina is bright, translucent and birstling with energy. Crushed red berry fruit, blood orange, spice, anise mint and chalk all run through this nervy, mid-weight Barbaresco. In 2017, the Gallina leans towards the more taut end of the spectrum. Sweet kirsch and floral notes add an exotic flourish on the finish – 92pt
Antonio Galloni (vinous.com)