Wine Advocate 87 points - The 2008 Barolo is a pleasant mid-weight offering laced with dark red cherries, crushed flowers, wild herbs and licorice. It shows good length in a feminine mid-weight style that is typical of this high-altitude part of La Morra. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018.
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SERRADENARI VINEYARDS 2008 SERRADENARI BAROLO
"The 2008 Barolo is a pleasant mid-weight offering laced with dark red cherries, crushed flowers, wild herbs and licorice. It shows good length in a feminine mid-weight style that is typical of this high-altitude part of La Morra. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2018." Antonio Galloni Wine Advocate 87 points
When wine makes history. The highest vineyards in the Barolo terroir yield a wine that an authoritative international guide has called “surprising, soft, feminine, and bright, with touches of violet, ginger and vanilla” - a wine that perfectly reflects this terroir’s unique characteristics. Situated at altitudes of between 450 meters (1,476 feet) and 530 meters (1,738 feet) above sea level,
Serradenari is exposed to a wide range of temperatures that give its grapes their distinctive identity and color. “The world’s highest Barolo” is vinified in truncated conical wooden vats and aged two years in barrels. It is a true treat for connoisseur palates!
Serradenari, the “peak” of the Barolo, is like a terrace overlooking the northwestern Italian region of Piedmont. The view from here embraces the Alps from Liguria to Cervino, with Mount Monviso sitting majestically in the horizon. Down below is the renowned district of the Langhe, dear to food and wine lovers the world over.
The name of the farmhouse, Serradenari, harks back to centuries ago, when the Black Death forced the peasants of Barolo and La Morra to leave their lands and take refuge on the crest, taking with them all their savings - hence, the name Serradenari, from “Sara D’ne,” which in the local dialect means “sierra of money.”
The Diatto-Negri family has owned Serradenari since the late 19th century : they were entrepreneurs in Turin, where they produced Italy’s first automobile in the late 1800s , and Serradenari was their country estate. But year after year the Diatto-Negri family started exporting the wine it produced almost as a hobby. It was thanks to them that Barolo and other Langhe wines were first introduced into the United States.
Serradenari comprises also 7.5 hectares (18.5 acres) of woods inhabited by foxes, wild boars, badgers, deer, hares, and owls. These woods are known in the Langhe as the finest of truffle-grounds where the local “trifulau,” or truffle hunters, come with their dogs to comb for this elusively scented tuber. Welcome to Serradenari, then, where you will find open spaces and silence, vineyards and woods, and time past and present.