Schiavenza Barolo Cerretta 2018


Barolo Ceretta DOCG by Schiavenza winery in Piedmont is a traditional Barolo, powerful and elegant at the same time. Nebbiolo grapes come from Cerretta crù vineyard in the village of Serralunga d’Alba, at al altitude of 390-400 meters. The wine ages in Slavonian oak barrels for minimum 18 months and 6 months in the bottle. Scents of strawberries, cherries and blood orange on the nose accompanied by nutmeg and sage. Mineral and cleansing type of tannins with spicy notes. Good acidity and great potential for ageing. Only 4,600 bottles produced pa.

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Piedmont – Schiavenza


Schiavenza winery is located in Serralunga D’Alba in the heart of Piedmont’s Langhe district well known for its Barolo. The estate was founded in 1956 by brothers Vittorio and Ugo Alessandria. Today it is run by the son-in-law Luciano Pira, agronomist and cellar professional, supported by the wife Maura and by the brother-in-law Walter. The estate and the surrounding area were traditionally worked by sharecroppers (tenant farmers, who work land that’s rented from its owner.). The local dialect for sharecropper is “schiavenza” which should give one a clue as to the style here; this is no modern “barrique” aged Barolo estate. The Barolos here are aged in the traditional large Slovenian barrels called, using only natural yeasts and fermenting the wines in cement cisterns. The estate covers approximately 8 hectares split between Serralunga and Monforte D’Alba and includes the heralded crus Prapo, Bricco Cerreta, and Broglio.

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