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Enrico Serafino 'Monclivio' Barolo 2016

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$52.00 USD
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Region: Barolo, Piedmont, Italy

Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo

Tasting notes:  The Enrico Serafino 2016 Barolo Monclivio shows a dark and austere personality. The richness and darkness of Nebbiolo is well played here, thanks to simple winemaking with 28 days of skin maceration with submerged cap. That delicate process helps to build the color and the aromatic profile of the wine. Dark cherry, rose, blood orange and tilled earth give lift to the bouquet. There are hints of iron ore and salty minerals, especially on the palate.

Producer:  Enrico Serafino was founded in 1878 in Canale d’Alba, one of the main towns in the Roero region of Piemonte, Italy, which has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages as a farming center for the area. Today the winery still stands in its original location, making it the oldest winery in the region. 

Vineyard and Winemaking:  While Enrico Serafino is technically outside the production area of Barolo, the winery has a long history of producing this wine. When the Italian Ministy of Agriculture outlined the production zone of Barolo at the end of the 19th century, they allowed some of the historical cellars producing Barolo outside the newly established areas to continue doing so, thus “grandfathering” the production into Enrico Serafino. Today the winery owns 10 hectares of Barolo vineyards in the renowned areas of Serralunga, Monforte and Castiglione Falletto.