Barolo DOCG Serra - 2013

Barolo DOCG Serra – 2013


Barolo DOCG Serra - 2013

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


17.5/20 Points

Cask sample. Concentrated mid crimson.  Much less fruit-driven and opulent than the Serralunga, and more poised. Succulent fruit tempered by firm yet ripe Serralunga tannins. Huge aromatic length and lots of bite and structure. Amazing purity of fruit and bags of it. Amazing balance and power., December, 2016

91 Points

The 2013 Barolo La Serra is laced with the essence of kirsch, spice, new leather, tobacco, licorice and menthol. High-toned and aromatically expressive the La Serra will drink well with minimal cellaring because of its soft, mid-weight structure. Beams of tannin extend the finish nicely. If opened young, the 2013 needs a few hours of air for the slightly volatile notes in the bouquet to dissipate. Overall, the 2013 is a bit eccentric, but it is well done.

Vinous, October, 2017