Barolo

Serralunga d'Alba

The Commune of Serralunga most famous Cru’s produce some of Barolo’s most fabled wines. Vigna Rionda, Gabutti, Francia to name just three.

Serralunga starts at the southeastern corner of Barolo and stretches about two-thirds of the way up the runs along the eastern border of the region of Barolo. When the MGA’s (Cru’s) were confirmed in 2010, the 39 Cru’s in Serralunga were defined with great detail. Compare them to only 11 MGA’s in Monforte d’Alba which covers a much larger area.

The soils in the Commune are classified as Helvetian, now commonly called Serraluvian and tend to be lean sandy limestone and clay soils that yield more structure.

Generalisations are fraught with danger when it comes to wine, I’ll give it a go anyway.

Barolo from Serralunga tends to have more structure and bolder tannins that take a little time to resolve. The flavours tend to be a little darker and more on the secondary tea, tar & roses side. As they age and evolve, they develop truffles, soften, and apparent sweetness evolves.

Winemaking techniques and vineyard specific factors such as Cappellano’s plantings on their own rootstocks, his Piè Franco, can offer us incredibly fine elegant wines.

Over recent years it has become common for wineries sourcing wines from multiple vineyards in the same commune to name their Barolos after the Commune of origin. In this case ‘Commune di Serralunga d’Alba’. These can be great examples to give you a general feel for the Commune.


Take me to Vigna Rionda - The Most Coveted Cru in Serralunga!


Giovanni Rosso

Oddero

Massolino

Massolino “Vigna Rionda” Barolo 2015

Gentle extraction, shorter maceration, looking to maintain freshness. 36 months in oak. Bottled in summer 2019. Rich long and bold dense tannins that need time to quality tannins with excellent acidity. Great depth and layering of flavour and tannins. Incredibly complex wine. So much going on delicious. All of the classic hallmarks of a superb Vigna Rionda. Stunning. Also available as a Magnum!
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Massolino “Vigna Rionda” Barolo MAGNUM 2015

Gentle extraction, shorter maceration, looking to maintain freshness. 36 months in oak. Bottled in summer 2019. Rich long and bold dense tannins that need time to quality tannins with excellent acidity. Great depth and layering of flavour and tannins. Incredibly complex wine. So much going on delicious. All of the classic hallmarks of a superb Vigna Rionda. Stunning. Comes in individual wooden box.

Giovanni Rosso

Pira

Luigi Pira Barolo ‘Vigna Rionda’ 2017

In recent times, Vigna Rionda gets spoken about as the grand cru of the Langhe – altitude, exposure and soil profile play an integral part. As expected, this is Giampaolo’s flagship wine. The oak regime is similar to the ‘Marenca’ but with a larger portion of newer oak – around 30%. Ultra-powerful and layered in fragrances, flavours and textures. Smoke, graphite, incense, stock/porcini, sweet tobacco, violets. All this character is underpinned by a fierce, tingling acid line and a comp
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Boasso Dolcetto d’Alba 2019

What a lunch / bbq / pizza / everything wine!
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Boasso Barbera d’Alba 2019

This is Cracking Barbera. Complete & Delicious!
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Luigi Pira Langhe Nebbiolo 2018

100% Serralunga Langhe Neb ... BOOM!
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Luigi Pira Langhe Nebbiolo 2019

Baby Barolo! Loads of Declassified Cru fruit to be devoured here!
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Margherita Otto Langhe Nebbiolo 2019

2019 is the first vintage of Langhe Nebbiolo to be produced. It is made from a small part of vines registered as Nebbiolo Langhe in the Vignane MGA (in Barolo, next to Castellero) as well as some declassified fruit from the Barolo parcels. In 2019, the Nebbiolo was fermented on skins for about 10 days before being racked to preserve fruit and freshness. It went through malo in steel and was transferred to a single 1000L Mittelberger botti for aging. This is super fresh and aromatic with Baro
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Boasso Barolo ‘Margheria’ 2016

Cru Margheria at this price is unheard of!
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Giovanni Rosso Barolo del Comune di Serralunga 2017

2017 completes an excellent trilogy of Rosso's Commune wine!
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Luigi Pira Barolo del Commune di Serralunga 2017

Always a blend of the three crus below, the Barolo ‘Serralunga’ in recent times has had the maceration/fermentation time slowed down to 2 weeks to allow for a more gradual and integrated process – all four Baroli are made this way. Once complete, the wine is moved into 25 hectolitre aged barrels for a minimum of 2 years, then rested for an additional year or two (depending on the vintage) before being released to the market. The most approachable of the four Baroli, this is a symphony of e
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What a way to start DOCG Barolo!

Massolino Barolo DOCG 2017

Excellent fleshy core of fruit. Opens beautiful. Fine acid and expertly handled tannin with a playful edge. Pretty perfume. Fresh red fruits, well balanced. Plenty of fun. Accessible now with much more to come. Also available as a Magnum.
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Giovanni Rosso Barolo del Comune di Serralunga 2016

The very definition of purity. Perfume, Line & Length, Lush Mouthfeel!
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Cappellano Barbera Gabutti 2015

Another great Piemonte vine, another great aspect of the Gabutti vineyards. A classic Barbera, feminine in its generosity and masculine in its posture. It is characterised by a distinctive acidity which sustains softness and fruit, and delivers a vibrating tasting experience until the long finale. The wine gives the impression of partial incompleteness, of continuous change; like all the red wines with strong character it takes its time to unveil its potentiality, character, and pleasures. We ha
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Luigi Baudana Barolo Serralunga 2015

A Barolo speaking of his terroir, an expression of Serralunga lifted powercoming from grapes belonging to multiple vineyards of the village.

Boasso Barolo ‘Gabutti’ 2016

Here we see all the structure and power of an old school Barolo. Bold, dark and brooding. The wine comes through unyielding at the moment, as you'd expect for this style. It took hours on the bench before it started to open and balance out. It has the depth and length. The acid is there, the complexing notes too. It's just too young. Kind of suprises me given the very supple, together, and, wonderfully developed Dolcetto, Barbera, and Commune di Serralunga that are great drinks now. The eleme
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What a way to start DOCG Barolo!

Massolino Barolo DOCG 2016

Stepping up again! Massolino's 2016 Normale is Superb!
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The Bold!

Giovanni Sordo Barolo ‘Gabutti’ 2015

Tightly coiled & brooding. Chewy old school tannins like the Perno. This will build into a fascinating wine as it resolves. If the 2008 Gabutti Riserva I had is anything to go by this will be a cracker given 5+ years in bottle!
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The Bold!

Giovanni Sordo Barolo ‘Gabutti’ 2016

Ooh. Wow. So dense in aromatics that it’s hard to label them! Wait. Simply fabulous and the star of this first tasting.
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