Decanter awarded it the Gold Medal in the Decanter World Wine Awards 2010. Wine Enthusiast gave it an “enthusiastic” 94. And today it is Wine Spectator to celebrate our Barolo Serralunga 2006 with a gratifying 95 from Bruce Sanderson who confirms our expectations: only the best of a well-suited zone, that of Serralunga d’Alba, gives 100% of the Nebbiolo grape, bestowing it with refinement, ageing capacity and powerful tannins …very characteristic.
From the union of the Manocino and San Bernardo vineyards, located at high elevations that produce Nebbiolo grapes with a good level of acidity and late maturation, and the Serra vineyards, with south-east exposure, thanks to careful selection the grapes arrive at the cellar ready to be taken from the stems, crushed and cold macerated. After the fermentation at the controlled temperature of 28 °C, no less than 32 months of patience are needed (it passes into 30hl Slovenian oak barrels) and then a 10-month period of refinement before this fruit can be enjoyed with red meat and game.
Experience to repeat in time … don’t forget that it is a wine for ageing: the more patience one has, the better it will be!