Giulia Negri
Italiano

Garage

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Garage

Some people are dazzled by multimillion-dollar cellars designed by famous architects. Personally, I think a cellar must have three essential qualities: cleanliness, simplicity, passion.
My wines aren't cheap, but they are meant for everyone. I have built a small cellar where, at the beginning, the floor was covered with gravel.

My wines are aged in a small number of barriques, many tonneaux and some large barrels. The Pinot Nero and the Langhe Bianco are aged in wood barrels for at least 12 months; the Barolo, at least thirty months. I then like to keep my wines in the bottle for a long time. Good ol' glass has its share of secrets too!
My garage is tiny. There are only four of us in there. We do all the work. We take care of the vineyard, make the wines and travel around the globe to sell it. But we also have to face many adversaries: hail, frost, drought and, worse yet, the High Priests of the wine world – those who know all but understand little. A good "garagiste" knows that she knows not. She knows that winemaking is an art: the art of continuous trial and error. She keeps on trying until she succeeds to make the world's best wine.