Barolo DOCG
del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba

Grapes derive from the Vughera area, cru of Serralunga. A wine with a fresh and tart component.

Grape variety 100% Nebbiolo

Production area Vughera in Serralunga d’Alba, Ha 2,5 and lower Cerrati Ha 2

Height 260-405 m.a.s.l.

Exposure South, South-East

Age of the vines from 15 to 50 years old

Soil Chalky/clayey, shallow

Harvest period October

Yield per hectare 80 quintals/hectare of grapes

Plants per hectare 4.000

Growing system Guyot

Winemaking Grapes are entirely handpicked, destemmed and pressed, then left to ferment for about 10 days in vats at a temperature of 18-26°C. Submerged cap maceration for the following 8-10 days and, once finished the fermentation and maceration the drawing-off process takes place followed by a few pouringius in the next days. Before transferring the wine to the ageing area, it undertakes a malolactic fermentation.

Ageing A wine of marked youthful exuberance, left
 to age for 24 months in traditional 25-hectolitre barrels where the maturing process brings out its elegance. It then sits in bottles for 6-12 months before being sold.

Tasting notes A Barolo with a classic bouquet coming from the vine variety and the soil: hints of withered rose, undergrowth, prunes, liquorice and spices. A bright ruby red colour with an orange rim, fresh wine with a tart component and tannins sustaining a good structure. The aromas are elegant, with a good intensity. The fruit is sweet, with more evolved sensations echoing tobacco and dried herbs.

Best served Between 16 and 18°C.

Perfect pairing Its full-bodied flavour makes it ideal for red meats and feathered game, particularly when braised.

Storage Keep the bottle horizontal, in a cool
 and ventilated room, protected from direct light and vibrations.

Barolo DOCG del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba

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Awards:

Vintage 2013

  • Guida Slow Wine Elegant, fine florality and light herbaceous finish
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 3 stars
  • Gambero Rosso 2 black glasses
  • Wine Spectator 95 / 100 – A fresh, iron – and sanguigne – laced style, balanced by cherry and strawberry notes

Vintage 2012

  • Guida Slow Wine Earthy, solid, an already solved tannin
  • Guida Bibenda 4 grapes
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 3 stars
  • Gambero Rosso 2 black glasses
  • Wine Spectator 92 / 100 – An iron fist in a velvet glove

Vintage 2011

  • Wine Enthusiast 91/100
  • Guida Bibenda 4 grapes
  • Concorso Internazionele Douja D’Or Oscar Douja D’Or
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 91/100, excellent wine
  • Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso 2 glasses
  • Annuario Luca Maroni 87/100
  • Decanter Wine Awards Bronze medal
  • Guida Slow Wine Discrete tannins with slightly bitter finish

Vintage 2010

  • Guida Bibenda 4 grapes
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 91/100, excellent wine
  • Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso 2 glasses
  • Annuario Luca Maroni 87/100
  • Vini d’Italia de l’Espresso 15/20
  • Guida Slow Wine Much more than a simple Barolo…

Vintage 2009

  • Wine spectator 92/100
  • Guida Bibenda 4 grapes
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 92/100, excellent wine
  • Annuario Luca Maroni 86/100
  • Vini d’Italia de l’Espresso 16/20 – 3 bottles
  • Decanter Wine Awards Bronze meda
  • Guida Slow Wine A wine with ripe fruit, truly pleasant

Vintage 2008

  • Guida Bibenda 4 grapes
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 91/100, super three stars
  • Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso 2 glasses
  • Annuario Luca Maroni 86/100
  • Vini d’Italia de l’Espresso 16/20 – 3 bottles

Vintage 2007

  • Wine spectator 90/100
  • Guida Bibenda 4 grappoli
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 91/100, excellent wine
  • Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso 2 red glasses
  • Vini d’Italia de l’Espresso 17/20 – 4 bottles