Barolo Serralunga d'Alba, Ettore Germano, Red Wine, 2016, 75cl, 14.5% ABV

£43.50
  • Piemonte, Italy / Red Wine

METHOD & PRODUCTION

The grapes used to produce this wine are selected from young vineyards located in Prapò, Cerretta and Lazzarito. The first fermentation, being a classic one, lasts for about 20 days with the skins. At the end the wine rests in old 700 liters' tonneaux for about two years. The wine is then bottle-aged for 15-18 months before being offered for sale. During the last 24 months, the wine rests in different kinds of wood.

TASTING NOTES

A brilliant garnet red, the nose carries hints of strawberry, cerise, red fruit, rose, violet and a touch of liquorice. On the palate it is full of energy, power and precision with clean, healthy tannins.


"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.." 94 points, Monica Larner, The Wine Advocate (July 2020)

FOOD MATCHING

Stunning with Milanese risotto or braised venison with polenta and porcini.