Barolo DOCG Serralunga d'Alba - 2013

Barolo DOCG Serralunga d’Alba – 2013

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Barolo DOCG Serralunga d'Alba - 2013

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
  • Wine Area: 100% Nebbiolo
  • 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
  • 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

17/20 Points

Cask sample. Impressively dark ruby. Deep nose of red fruit with a fine oatmeal note. Opulent palate with huge depth. Really ripe and long and with amazing concentration absorbing up the muscular tannins. Monolithic in its constitution with the acidity revealing itself only on the finish. Rich and multi-layered.

JancisRobinson.com, December, 2016

90 Points

Davide Rosso has done a terrific job in taming the firm Serralunga tannins in his 2013 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d’Alba, a wine that expresses the personality of the village, but in a style that can be enjoyed with minimal cellaring. The 2013 is lifted and gracious. Above all else, the Serralunga is a wine that speaks to balance and harmony above all else, while downplaying some of the typical Serralunga heft, which is fine for a Barolo meant to be enjoyed upon release. Hints of herb, licorice and dried flowers add the closing shades of nuance.

Vinous, October, 2017