Giovanni Rosso

Serra Barolo DOCG

Serra Barolo DOCG
Italy

Red wine100% Nebbiolo
  • Tasting Notes
  • ColorDeep garnet red color.
  • NoseThe nose is intense and complex with scents of wild berries, coffee, licorice, violet and mint. The pleasant balsamic tones will become more and more prevalent over time.
  • FlavorOn the palate it is dry, fresh, powerful and neat. Austere at the beginning, it opens up minute after minute, reveling its elegant aromas with a very long finish.

Piemonte At a Glance

Region Name Piemonte

Piemonte is considered by many the top wine region of Italy, being the land of Barolo and Barbaresco, even though these mega-popular wines only account for 3% of the region’s wine production.

Press & Shelf Talkers

  • Score: 97 Vintage 2016 Wine EnthusiastUnderbrush, wild herb, menthol and dark-spice aromas mingle with a whiff of fragrant purple flower on this gorgeous red. It boasts firm structure and finesse in equal measure, featuring juicy morello cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and cinnamon framed in assertive but refined tannins and fresh acidity. A minty note lingers on the finish. Drink 2028–2056. Shelf Talker Full Review
  • Score: 96 Vintage 2016 Wine Advocate The Giovanni Rosso 2016 Barolo Serra shows a dark and richer quality of fruit (next to the Cerretta) with black cherry and plum, backed by clayey aromas with grilled herb and camphor ash. Both these wines are beautifully characteristic of Serralunga d'Alba, known for its powerful and rich interpretations of Nebbiolo. I very much admire the tannic management shown by this wine from the Serra vineyard. It is a little tight and astringent at this young stage of course, but it also shows an inner silkiness that should serve nicely as the wine continues its bottle evolution. Full Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2016 Vinous MediaThe 2016 Barolo Serra is an absolutely gorgeous wine. Freshly cut flowers, sweet red berries, chalk, mint and white pepper give the Serra a super-distinctive, bright upper register. Pulsating acids and beams of supporting tannin shape this nervous, taut Barolo. Although it is translucent in the glass, this classically-leaning Barolo has plenty of heft too. It's one of the finest wines I have tasted from Davide Rosso. Shelf Talker Full Review