SERRALUNGA | PIEDMONT - ITALY
The house and the vineyards located in the Meriame Cru of Serralunga belong to the Luisella family for generations but the grapes were sold to a local cooperative and Paolo, working as a winemaker at other companies, has always dreamed of producing his wine in his vineyards here in the heart of Piedmont.
In addition, the Serralunga winery is located between the Baudana and Lazzarito crus in a small amphitheater facing south, south west facing Castiglione Falletto, which falls completely within the "Meriame" cru. All stages of vine processing, including harvesting, are carried out by hand to ensure maximum quality as well as all stages of vinification are carried out with the utmost scrupulousness in order to obtain the best result, thanks also to the slow and delicate fermentation in steel tanks. All stages of vine processing, including harvesting, are carried out by hand to ensure maximum quality as well as all stages of vinification are carried out with the utmost scrupulousness in order to obtain the best result, thanks also to the slow and delicate fermentation in steel tanks.
A correct vinification and a slow aging allow to obtain important wines, in full respect of the tradition following step by step their evolution in order to ennoble them keeping intact the particular characteristics of the grapes from which they come
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The harvest is strictly manual - long fermentation at controlled temperature from 22/23 ° up to 27/28 ° and then go down naturally.
This is to have the best extraction of tannins and therefore help the wine to be more long-lived. Traditionally aged in 15hl Slavonian oak barrels for 2 years and not only for 9 months as per specification.
Grapes with green harvest, selected in the vineyard and re-selected in the cellar on a treadmill. Aging in 350lt French oak tonneaux for 12 months.
Buy the denomination "higher" as the natural alcohol content is higher than 12.50% and for the passage in wood. Garnet red wine with an intense aroma of ripe fruit, broad and structured, it ages serenely up to 8 years.
The name of the wine takes up that of the municipality where the vineyards are located. Full, austere, intense with typical orange reflections
One of its characteristics is also the slight over-ripening of the grapes which gives the wine greater concentration and uniqueness.
A typical and varietal sweet, absolutely respectful of tradition. The ease of drinking and the possibility of combining it with many dishes, make it a perfect daily wine.
The peculiarity of this wine is to undergo a very important evolution: as a young man it has a very pronounced tannic characteristic that is refined over time, even 10 years, originating very soft and round tannins and floral hints that over time evolve into tertiary aromas .
Soft pressing and fermentation in steel tanks at low temperature (15/16 degrees) and controlled for about 20/30 days; skin maceration then aging on fine yeasts with mechanical batonage as for the French sur-lie
A classic Arneis, with pleasant notes of white fruit, with a pleasant savory finish.