2016 Giovanni Rosso Barolo La Serra (750ml)

2016 Giovanni Rosso Barolo La Serra (750ml)

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"These are some of the best - maybe the best - Barolos I have tasted from Davide Rosso. The 2016s have a level of transparency and finesse I don't recall seeing in the past. The 2016 Barolos spent about 25 days on the skins with pumpovers, with one delestage, and malolactic fermentation in either steel or cement. The Barolos were racked into cask the following spring after a natural decantation, where they spent three years in wood. The Serra and Cerretta are aged in French oak cask, while the Rionda is done entirely in Slavonian oak." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

"Underbrush, 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." 97 points Cellar Selection - Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 2020)

"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." 96 points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, July 2020)

"The 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." 95+ points - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, October 2020)