92 Points - Wine Enthusiast
Serradenari, the “peak” of the Barolo, is like a terrace overlooking the northwestern Italian region of Piedmont. The view from here embraces the Alps from Liguria to Cervino, with Mount Monviso sitting majestically in the horizon. Down below is the renowned district of the Langhe, dear to food and wine lovers the world over. Serradenari comprises also 7.5 hectares (18.5 acres) of woods inhabited by foxes, wild boars, badgers, deer, hares, and owls. These woods are known in the Langhe as the finest of truffle grounds where the local “trifulau,” or truffle hunters, come with their dogs to comb for this elusively scented tuber. Welcome to Serradenari, then, where you will find open spaces and silence, vineyards and woods, and time past and present. The vineyards are located at altitudes varying from 450 meters (1,476 feet) to 530 meters (1,738 feet) above sea level. Serradenari’s are the highest altitude bunches of Nebbiolo grapes in the Barolo district. They yield “the world’s highest" Barolo. The winemaker Sergio Molino – a real master of wine - follows grapes and wines step by step. The wines produced here using millennia old techniques are not only representative of classical Piedmontese enology and the ancient wine making culture of the Langhe, but they are also the highest expression thereof.
Crafted from the grapes grown in the highest vineyards in the Barolo terroir, Serradenari Barolo is vinified in truncated conical wooden vats and aged for two years in barrels. Serradenari is exposed to a wide range of temperatures that give its grapes their distinctive identity and color. This soft, feminine, and bright barolo offers generous aromas of red berries, ginger, tobacco leaf and vanilla. Rich flavors of cherry, orange peel, violet and a hint of truffle are supported by a strong mineral backbone, bold acidity and firm tannins.
"Aromas of underbrush, tobacco leaf, mushroom, black berries, leather and a whiff of truffle lead the nose on this intense wine. On the palate, black cherry, red raspberry, wild mint, sage, white pepper and smoky mineral notes are supported by nervous acidity and bracing, drying tannins. Drink after 2020." - Wine Enthusiast
Product of France
Alcohol by Volume: 13.8%