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.


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Luigi Pira

Luigi Pira Barolo ‘Vigna Rionda’ 2017

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Italy

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
$230
$220ea in any 3+
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Luigi Pira Barolo ‘Vigna Rionda’ 2018

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

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
$247
$237ea in any 3+
$227ea in any 6+

Luigi Oddero

Figli Luigi Oddero ‘Vigna Rionda’ Riserva Barolo 2015

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

Listening to Matt Large who's just back from his annual trek for vintage at Luigi Oddero with Francesco Versio I learnt so much about Vigna Rionda. Like Burgundy and Cannubi, there's Vigna Rionda and then there's Vigna Rionda! Oddero is the original. South South-East facing sandwiched between Giovanni Rosso's Ester Canale and Poderi Oddero's parcel on lean helvetian soils high in mineral content and at elevation have offered up divine fruit. The 2015 shows the structured tannins of Serralunga
$430
$415ea in any 3+
$400ea in any 6+

Poderi Oddero

Oddero Barolo Riserva ‘Vigna Rionda’ 2012

Nebbiolo | Piedmont, Barolo

THIS IS EPIC! Vigna Rionda is responsible for some of the most singular and divine Barolo made. Intoxicating dark, earthy perfumes match seamlessly with wonderful flavours, and, divine textures making for heart-racing drinking! It's for this reason that the unique wines of Vigna Rionda are considered more than just wine from Serralunga, but, Barolo from Vigna Rionda! Only a handful of Poderi Oddero's Barolo Riserva 'Vigna Rionda' make it into the country! The 2012 was release late 2021 a
$430
$410ea in any 3+
$390ea in any 6+

Oddero Barolo Riserva ‘Vigna Rionda’ 2013

Nebbiolo | Piedmont, Barolo

THIS IS EPIC! A wine equation for you. Poderi Oddero + Vigna Rionda + 2013 = E for Epic! Vigna Rionda is responsible for some of the most singular and divine Barolo made. Intoxicating dark, earthy perfumes match seamlessly with wonderful flavours, and, divine textures making for heart-racing drinking! It's for this reason that the unique wines of Vigna Rionda are considered more than just wine from Serralunga, but, Barolo from Vigna Rionda! Only a handful of Poderi Oddero's Barolo Riserv
$450
$430ea in any 3+
$410ea in any 6+

Massolino

Massolino “Vigna Rionda” Barolo 2015

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

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!
$535
$515ea in any 3+
$495ea in any 6+

Massolino “Vigna Rionda” Barolo MAGNUM 2015

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

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.
$1,015
$995ea in any 3+
$975ea in any 6+

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Boasso Langhe Nebbiolo 2021

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

Without a doubt one of the best value Nebbiolos on our list! Did you miss out? 😭 Fear not we have the GIOSA to save the day! Grab a box! Seriously good Langhe. Really strong core of fruit here. Structured and beautifully so. Dark and brooding with tea, perfumed with flowers rose. Now the best value Nebbiolo on the market. All Serralunga fruit. Long fine and layered. Will build over time Great elevage. A whole load of fun for not a lot of coin! Did you miss out? 😭 Fear not we
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Giovanni Rosso Langhe Nebbiolo 2021

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

Near a decaded ago Giovanni Rosso's Langhe Nebbiolo was the very first wine I tried from the estate. It enchanted then just as the 2021 impresses now! It has the hallmarks of all of Rosso's Nebbiolos: energy, balance, harmony, a caressing texture, restraint & purity. The winemaking here is considered and clever. The tannins are perfectly matched to the mid-weight core of fruit. Showing a level of complexity well beyond its classification flowers, earthiness red and darker fruits with a li
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Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo 2019

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Italy

A great way to get your eye in on the 2019 vintage! Looks good lovely acid. Fine perfume slatey tannins. Fresh vital sour cherry fruit. A little fresh orange citrus, earthy macerative characters. Excellent thirst quenching nebbiolo. 10-12 days maceration + 15month post Malo. Best one I’ve seen from Massolino. So pretty.
$60
$57ea in any 3+
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Massolino Langhe Nebbiolo 2021

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Italy

A great way to get your eye in on the 2021 vintage! Vibrant with loads of energy & zippy fresh acid, slatey & mineral, dark, with tobacco at play. Perfumed, fine. Roses and red fruits, a little resinous note, fine long & plenty of fun. Dusting/chalky tannins making for a good complex with the acid. Again we see the low pH offering freshness.  The site near Monforte d’Alba  adds altitude freshness, Alba fruit (power), Serralunga freshness and elegance. This spends 15month large
$67
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Bruno Giacosa Dolcetto d’Alba Falletto 2023

Dolcetto | Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

Unlike the Barbera d’Alba ‘Falletto’, the Dolcetto d’Alba ‘Falletto’ does not come from the true Falletto di Serralunga d’Alba vineyard but from the North-facing vineyards surrounding it. These sites came as part of the acquisition of Falletto in the 1980’s and were already planted to Dolcetto. Being from the poor helvetian soil of Serralunga d’Alba, the Dolcetto ‘Falletto’ is an impressively structured wine with plentiful tannin and a darker fruit profile. Many of B
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Margherita Otto Langhe Nebbiolo 2019

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Italy

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
$91
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Margherita Otto Langhe Nebbiolo 2020

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Italy

"Lustrous mid ruby. Exciting aromatic cherry nose with hints of oatmeal. Great purity. Sappy, juicy cherry fruit and cracking tannins. Great length and aromatic build up on the finish." Walter Speller, Jancis
$92
$88ea in any 3+
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Boasso Barolo ‘Margheria’ 2016

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

Cru Margheria at this price is unheard of! As you climb the Boasso hierarchy the structure builds. Amping up the edge on the tannin with a resinous finish. Yeah, the tannins are old school, the fruit, however, is contempary, fresh, and energetic. Lovely red fruits which like the Commune are made to look a little darker with the Tea and Tar. Definitely a lift in depth and length of fruit. The tannins will need some time to resolve and come into balance. Where the Commune sits fruit vs tannin is a
$96
$92ea in any 3+
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Giovanni Rosso Barolo del Comune di Serralunga 2017

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

2017 completes an excellent trilogy of Rosso's Commune wine! Giovanni Rosso’s fabulously good value Barolo Comune di Serralunga d’Alba is made from fruit grown across 8 different estate vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba. The fruit is sourced from Crus such as Cerretta and Serra, also released as single vineyard bottlings, as well as Meriame, Sorano, Costabella, and Baudana Those who have tried even the Langhe Neb will have quickly seen a wine from a maker with an understanding of harmony,
$102
$97ea in any 3+
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Giovanni Rosso Barolo del Comune di Serralunga 2018

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Italy

Giovanni Rosso’s fabulously good value Barolo Comune di Serralunga d’Alba is made from fruit grown across 8 different estate vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba. The fruit is sourced from Crus such as Cerretta and Serra, also released as single vineyard bottlings, as well as Meriame, Sorano, Costabella, and Baudana Those who have tried even the Langhe Neb will have quickly seen a wine from a maker with an understanding of harmony, restraint and purity. Aromas of red berry, camphor and
$107
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Luigi Pira Barolo del Commune di Serralunga 2017

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Italy

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
$108
$103ea in any 3+
$98ea in any 6+

Massolino Barolo DOCG 2017

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Italy

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.
$108
$103ea in any 3+
$98ea in any 6+

Luigi Baudana Barolo Serralunga 2015

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Italy

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

Giovanni Rosso Barolo del Comune di Serralunga 2019

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

Excellent. flowing, beautifully weighted with a density of elegant fruit. Super refined long tannin. So seamless, harmonious and delicious. Complex with a tea line combined with layered tannins. Gorgeous fruit, superb drinking. Fabulously good value. Made from fruit grown across 8 different estate vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba. The fruit is sourced from Crus such as Cerretta and Serra, Meriame, Sorano, Costabella, and Baudana. Cask sample of the final blend. A tad closed but with a
$115
$110ea in any 3+
$105ea in any 6+

Luigi Pira Barolo del Commune di Serralunga 2018

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Barolo

I recall being impressed by Pira's 2018 Langhe Nebbiolo a couple of years on and the Barolo 'Commune di Serralunga' is impressing too! Openning in the glass with vibrant red fruits, tea, a little earthiness, slate, licorice and more. The layered density of the fruit with zippy acid has you salivating for more. The tannins are composed and front, mid-palate dominant, that slate comes through here to. Tight at the moment with 3-5 years it should fall into place, the juicy acid marry into the wine
$119
$114ea in any 3+
$109ea in any 6+
What a way to start DOCG Barolo!

Massolino Barolo DOCG 2019

Nebbiolo | Serralunga d'Alba, Italy

Diam. First produced in 1911, the fruit for Massolino’s classic cuvée is selected from seven sites across roughly seven hectares of prime-sited Serralunga vineyards. The most important of these sites—Briccolina, Collareto, Broglio and Le Turne—are dotted around the town itself (Le Turne borders Margheria, while Collareto lies next to Vigna Rionda)—so we are talking quality real estate. The 2019 also includes a little declassified fruit from Massolino’s Parussi Cru. Vine age varies fro
$119
$114ea in any 3+
$109ea in any 6+