Vineyard Characteristics Soil, Aspect, Elevation: Calcareous clay / limestone / sandy marl, South / East / West facing, 290-360m
Locality: Central and northern end of the commune of Serralunga d‟Alba. The fruit comes from Broglio, Costa Bella, Meriame and Sorano Training: Guyot
Classic Serralunga aromas of violet and rose, with black fruit characteristics and hints of coffee and liquorice Made to highlight the classic qualities of Serralunga fruit, this wine shows forest fruit flavours, earthy overtones, a silky mouthfeel and fine tannins, combined with a long finish.
An attractive entry-level offering, the 2008 Barolo Serralunga d'Alba captures the essence of the village in a fairly approachable style. Smoke, incense, tobacco, menthol and dark fruit emerge effortlessly from this gracious, refined Barolo. The 2008 has enough inner sweetness to make it accessible upon release. This is a lovely entry-level offering. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. The big news at this estate continues to be Davide Rosso's newly inherited parcels in Vigna Rionda. For now, Rosso has only bottled wines that he found made and aging in cask at the time of his uncle Tommaso Canale's death. Rosso subsequently replanted a major piece of the vineyard, but a parcel with the oldest vines remains in production. It will be fascinating to see what Davide Rosso does with one of the undisputed crown jewels in the world of wine. -Antonio Galloni
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