Giovanni Rosso Barolo Serra 2018
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
The 2017 Barolo Serra is bright, nervy and full of energy. Readers will find a Serralunga Barolo built more on persistence than heft, not a bad thing for a village where the wines can be quite big. Chalk, white pepper, orange zest and spice give the Serra its characteristic brightness.
From another prized vineyard site in Serralunga d'Alba, the Giovanni Rosso 2017 Barolo Serra is balanced and bright, with dark cherry fruit, crème de cassis, baked clay and rusty mineral. Those more ferrous aromas are followed by a pretty hint of blue flower or dried lavender. This is a nicely textured, mid to full-weight Barolo to hold in your cellar.
This is linear and taut, with a chalky matrix of tannins underneath cherry, strawberry, eucalyptus and tar notes. The tannins gain the upper hand on the finish for now, yet this red is complex and long. Best from 2025 through 2042. 500 cases made, 75 cases imported.