Barolo DOCG Serralunga d'Alba - 2010

Barolo DOCG Serralunga d’Alba – 2010

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Barolo DOCG Serralunga d'Alba - 2010

Grapes / Soils

Nebbiolo Planted 1947, 1959, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2008 6 vineyards: Sorano, Costa Bella, Baudana, Meriame, Cerretta, Broglio – calcareous clay; limestone; sandy; calcareous clay 5.5 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
  • Production: 50,000 bottles
  • First year of production: 1996
  • Training: Guyot
Harvest Notes
  • Grape Harvest: Harvested by hand in mid-October
  • Fermentation: Vinification in cement tanks with ambient yeasts. Fermentation over 25 – 28 days with Remontages, Delestages, and daily punching-down of the cap
  • Aging: Elevage happens in large 25 hl Fontainebleau Forest French oak casks for 36 months
  • Bottling: The wine is bottled with no filtration
Winemaker's Notes
  • Color: Garnet-Red, concentrated and bright
  • Bouquet: Classic Serralunga aromas of violet and rose, with black fruit characteristics and hints of coffee and liquorice
  • Taste: Made to highlight the classic qualities of Serralunga fruit, this wine shows forest fruit flavors, earthy overtones, a silky mouthfeel and fine tannins, combined with a long finish
  • Pairings: Most meat dishes, hard cheeses
Wine Summary
  • Made from Nebbiolo grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1947, 1959, 1994, 2000, 2006, 2008.
  • Grown on soils of 6 vineyards: Sorano, Costa Bella, Baudana, Meriame, Cerretta, Broglio – calcareous clay; limestone; sandy; calcareous clay.
  • Fermented in cement tanks, using ambient yeasts.
  • Aged in large 25 hl Fontainebleau Forest French oak casks.
  • Aged for 36 months.
  • Bottled unfiltered.
Technical Information
  • Wine Area: 100% Nebbiolo
  • Alcohol: 14.5% vol.
  • Production: 50,000 bottles
  • First year of production: 1996
  • Total Acidity: 6.10%
  • Sugar: 0
  • pH: 3.7
  • Maximum Serving Temperature: 16°-17° C
  • Glasses: Burgundy balloons

Reviews

92 Points

This elegant red reveals rose, cherry, strawberry and subtle licorice flavors. The soft tannins are beautifully integrated, and the overall harmony makes this approachable now, but should be even better in five to seven years. Best from 2016 through 2026. 240 cases imported. –BS

Wine Spectator, December, 2014