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Principiano Barolo Serralunga 2019

13.5% abv

Vol- 75cl

‘Serralunga’ is Ferdinando’s entry-level Barolo and comes from a 4-hectare plot of young Nebbiolo vines planted in the Boscareto Valley in Serralunga d’Alba. Fermented without the addition of sulphur, malolactic in stainless steel in SPring then the wine is aged in large oak barrels for 2 years before release. The resulting wine is fresh and juicy. Very approachable, but more importantly, makes for a superb food wine.

“An intoxicating, mutlilayered nose with deep perfumed, spice, cherry fruit, roses, and tar .Structured and deep yet with textural softness from stems and cooling green herbal notes. Intense yet graceful, beautiful with a long life ahead. Rose petal, cherry and raspberry sauce, cinnamon, white pepper, and with age, licorice, leather and chocolate.This wine is one of those wines that surprises you when you taste it. For as pale and floral as it looks and smells, it is a punch on the tongue with its astringent tannin and high acidity. We are deeply impressed with this wine. The 2019 is richly evocactive of site, which is essentially what Barolo should be about.” 2024 – 2034.
93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, Nov 2022.

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£150.00  Per Case 6 x 75cl (6 x £25.00)   exclusive of Duty and VAT.

Limited stock, only 8 remaining

Important. This is a bonded product and is priced exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wines must be purchased by the unmixed case. The case size is detailed in the Product Details. After purchase we will contact you to arrange either the wine's continued storage in a bonded warehouse as designated by HM Customs & Excise or for the payment of the pertinent Duty and VAT, where after delivery can be arranged. Transfer & delivery fees will be charged at cost.

Ferdinando Principiano is one of the new crop of exciting young winegrowers to farm Piedmont’s Langhe hills. He graduated from Alba’s Scuola Viticole Umberto I in 1993, joining his father Americo at the Monforte D’Alba domaine following an apprenticeship at both Giacomo Conterno & Roberto Voerzio; the best of both worlds you could say. The former drove his determination to produce a pure and balanced style of Barolo, persuading him that nurturing the vineyard soil and rejecting the use of artificial fertilisers and pesticides gives the correct conditions for the vine to thrive in. Voerzio taught him tradition for its’ own sake does not necessarily give you the best results.

Initially seduced into making souped-up wines to ‘guarantee’ 100 point scores in America, he changed direction in 2003 when he found these wines undrinkable, falling over with age. Now the yields are not so low, the vineyards rich with wildlife, the roto-fermenters removed, his foot off the gas. Fermentations are shorter and the ripening period extended in his now all-organic vineyards. He keeps sulphur to the bare minimum and has even replaced copper use in the vineyard with algae and aloe treatments - all to enhance the long term health of the vines in their environment. Wines are treated with as minimal intervention as possible - natural yeasts and additions of sulphur at a bare minimum if needed at all.

The precipitous slope of the Ravera di Monforte Cru lies at the southern tip of Barolo. Take one step away from the foot of the slope and you have left DOCG Barolo. This facing hill is where Ferdinando has his inherited Le Coste vineyards in the Langhe DOC. It’s a stretch to call this the wild frontier but it is different from central Barolo where smooth hills are sculpted entirely out of vines. These were Ferdinando’s grandfather’s vines & the house where Ferdinando was born sits here in the valley. Look beyond and the brow of Cascina Francia watches over the curve of its sibling Boscareto. And so Ferdinando is, as many of the greatest Piemontese are, not just rooted in Barolo but in this, his individual area of Barolo. Vines, woods, silence, no main roads, just peace and quiet and wildlife. This is what Barolo means to Ferdinando.

Reference #:
13.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles

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A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

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