Sergio's two hectares in the Cru Cerretta proper are rich in dense clay that produces intense, black fruit and fine-grained tannins. Two years in smaller barrels further tames the wine and help hint at the tobacco, fennel and truffle to come. Excellent with game, hard cheeses and, of course, truffle dishes.
About this wine producer: Sergio is the perfect example of a modern, scientifically trained winegrower who is grounded in the traditions of his region. Representing the third generation of vine growing Germanos in Serralunga d’Alba, he was the first to bottle the entire production at the estate, beginning in 1993. His ambition, he says, is to express in his wine the character of each vineyard, of each grape variety, and of each vintage, as well as the “connection between Sergio Germano and Serralunga d’Alba.”