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Ettore Germano Barolo Serralunga 2016

Ettore Germano Barolo Serralunga 2016

100% Nebbiolo. A tall medieval tower dominates the village of Serralunga, on the south-east edge of the Barolo appellation, giving fair warning of the character of the wines grown there: structured, substantial, uncompromising. Sergio Germano, whose winery is a few minutes walk north of Serralunga, completed six years of study at the School of Enology in Alba, then made wine for a few years at Fontanafredda, one of the larger wineries in the area, before returning to the family estate in 1993. Our ideal Piedmont winemaker in a traditional appellation like Barolo has the scientific understanding of winemaking that his predecessors lacked, while still respecting the traditions that they developed. Sergio Germano is just such a winemaker, and his Serralunga Barolos will never be creamy international-style wines. Great wine is always made in the vineyard, and Sergio does much of the fieldwork himself, with the help of his wife Elena and a small crew. Germano’s Barolo Serralunga is a magnificent value. Made from organic hand-picked fruit from young vines in the Prapò, Cerretta, and Lazzarito vineyards, the wine is 100% traditional with long macerations in big barrels. Young and powerfully composed with red fruit, violets, and licorice this is classic Serralunga. Sergio and his wife, Elena, are no-frills winemakers who deserve more recognition.

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SKU: 1427969201600750
Wine Specs
Vintage
2016
Varietal
Nebbiolo
Appellation
Barolo
Robert Parker
94
Wine Profile
Tasting Notes
"Ettore Germano is a true protagonist of Serralunga d'Alba, and this wine shows expertise and passion for territory. The 2016 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba delivers the characteristics one would associate with this growing area that is associated with some of the most structured and powerful Baroli, thanks to the unique calcareous clay soils found here. You get dark fruit, spice, tar and lots of tangy licorice or aniseed. Those licorice aromas veer toward medicinal with balsam herb and camphor ash. This vintage has it all wrapped up into one neat package. Just give it a bit more time to soften." - Monica Larner
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