About Fabio Gea Vino Rosso Mushroom Panda
Fabio Gea Vino Rosso Mushroom Panda is a blend of Dolcetto and Nebbiolo. There is a high content of biogenic amines here. Trippy juice!
About Fabio Gea
His name is Fabio Gea and he is making delicious wines from small parcels in Barbaresco. The land comes from his maternal grandfather and centers around different parts of Barbaresco. Most of the holdings are near the Bricco. During his grandfather’s time, the vines were still in polyculture. He was an expert vinegrower who at one time had over 200 grape varieties on his land. Most of the plots became semi-abandoned between the generations.
Fabio worked as a successful geologist for corporations for many years. He decided to leave that world and reprise the family winemaking tradition. He also started bringing the vineyards back into shape.
About the Winemaking
The whole enterprise is a few lines of Nebbiolo inside and outside of the Barbaresco designation. He also has small patches of Dolcetto and Barbera. In total, there are 0.9 hectares of family land and extra plots he’s been able to rent. All vineyard work happens by hand, with minimal treatments of only copper and sulfur. In the cellar, he uses older barrels of 440 liters and 500 liters, glass, and stainless steel. Fabio also experiments in his own crafted porcelain amphoras. The total production is around 5000 bottles a year of 18 different wines. Some wines are traditional, others definitely outside-the-box.