The Barolo Serralunga comes from hand harvested parcels of 20-25 year old vines in three of the renowned Serralunga crus: Lazzarito, Prapò, Cerretta. After lengthy fermentation and maceration on the skins, the wine was aged in used 700 liter barrels for two years, and then in bottle for an additional fifteen months.
In the glass, the wine has a limpid rose red color, with a near-black mahogany center and flashes of orange towards the edge. Black cherry, wild raspberry, dried rose petals and sotto bosco emerge on the nose, along with licorice root, cocoa powder, red strawberries and white pepper as the wine spends time in the glass. On the palate, the wine is luscious and irresistible, with succulent red and black fruit flavors that echo the nose, all framed by savory and spicy tannins and the persistent, structured minerality of Serralunga's limestone soils.
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.”