Barolo DOCG La Serra - 2011

Barolo DOCG La Serra – 2011

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Barolo DOCG La Serra - 2011

Grapes / Soils

Nebbiolo Planted 1984, 1996, 2003 Limestone 1 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Vineyard name / Locality: La Serra / Serralunga d’Alba
  • Years planted: 1984, 1996, 2003
Harvest Notes
  • Grape-Harvest: Harvested by hand
  • Fermentation: Vinification in cement tanks with ambient yeasts. Fermentation over 30 – 35 days with Remontages, Delestages, and daily punching-down of the cap
  • Training: Guyot
  • Aging: Elevage happens in large 25 hl Fontainebleau Forest French oak casks for 36 months
  • Bottling: The wine is bottled without filtration
  • Production: 4800 bottles
  • First year of production: 2004
Winemaker's Notes
  • Color: Garnet-red , concentrated and bright
  • Bouquet: Violet and rose overtones, with black fruit characteristics and hints of coffee and liquorice
  • Taste: Black cherry, plum and dark fruit flavors, coffee, liquorice and earthy, leathery overtones. More powerful than the Cerretta, showing more dense tannins and a typically precise, long Serralunga finish
  • Pairings: Stracotto piemontese
Wine Summary
  • Made from Nebbiolo grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1984, 1996, 2003.
  • Grown on soils of limestone.
  • 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
  • Denomination: Barolo D.O.C.G. La Serra
  • Wine Area: 100% Nebbiolo
  • Alcohol: 14.5% vol
  • Total Acidity: 6.30%
  • Sugar: 0
  • pH: 3.6
  • Maximum Serving Temperature: 16°-17° C

Reviews

92 Points

Licorice, leather and brandy-steeped cherry notes are the hallmarks of this supple, polished red, which builds to a long aftertaste of cherry, spice and mineral. May lack the grip for the long haul, but the precise balance will allow this to age well. Best from 2017 through 2027. — B.S.

Wine Spectator, November, 2015

93 Points

This focused, full-bodied wine opens with aromas of scorched earth, ripe black-skinned fruit and a whiff of game. The tight palate is still rather closed but already offers dense black cherry, clove, licorice and grilled herb alongside firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink 2021–2031.

Wine Enthusiast, January, 2016

94 Points

NB | Deep, almost opaque. Intense Morello cherry and small black fruits on nose. Rich and sweet ripe fruit on the palate against a backdrop

of ripe tannins and refreshing acidity. Long and tasty now, and it will improve. | 92

BB | Deep garnet to tawny rim. A touch closed on the nose yet mineral and layered with Bing cherries, crushed stones, tobacco leaf, violets,

and rosewater. Balanced, refined palate, with layered fruit, aristocratic tannins, and a long, mineral finish. This is what Serralunga is all about.

Complexity and refinement. | 92

The World of Fine Wine, April, 2016