2015 Barolo Vignarionda DOCG
"The 2015 Barolo Vignarionda is an extremely focused and precise expression." - Robert Parker
18-24 months of ageing in botti (big barrels)
20 months of rest in bottle
The grapes are harvested by hand and placed into small plastic baskets and brought to the winery.
The grapes are crushed but not destemmed and placed in vertical stainless-steel tanks to undergo alcoholic fermentation. Fermentation takes place with a maceration on the skins for around 30/40 days during which several daliy pumpers takes place.
The Barolo Vignarionda represents the stereotype of Barolo from Serralunga; full, rich, dense but thanks to the slight percentage og sand in the soil, the aromas and fineness are practically unique.
Pairs well with delicately cooked meat dishes filled pasta and cheeses, just like other nebbiolo-based wines
Adding to a portfolio of wines from Serralunga d'Alba, this is a new wine from Sergio Germano of the Ettore Germano winery in Serralunga d'Alba. This wine makes a terrific inaugural presentation. The 2015 Barolo Vignarionda is an extremely focused and precise expression. The grapes are fermented with stem inclusion for up to 35 days, and lots of color and flavor intensity is imparted to this wine as a result. It is given two years to age in large oak casks. I taste the earth with dusty qualities, crushed stone and terracotta. That strong territorial imprint cedes to delicate tones of blue flower, forest berry, underbrush and blood orange. The tannins are dry but not intrusive. You will notice them, however, and the wine should be given ample time to evolve. Some 2,700 bottles will be released in September 2020. The label you see in the photograph is not final.