Vinous 90 points; Wine Spectator 93 points!
Giovanni Rosso Barolo Serralunga is a wonderful expression of the Nebbiolo grape from Piedmont. Giovanni Rosso is a family-owned winery located in the Serralunga d'Alba DOCG of Barolo, Italy. The Rosso family have owned vineyards and/or grown grapes since the 1890s but began producing and bottling wine under the Giovanni Rosso label in 1995. In the early 1980's, Giovanni Rosso (second generation) replanted the vines in the family's plots located in Cerretta, La Serra, Broglio, Meriame, Sorano, Costa Bella, Lirano and Damiano. They recently bought two acres of 60+ year old vines in the heart of the legendary Vigna Rionda, bringing the total acreage under vine to 29 acres. Most of the vineyards are planted on prime Serralunga marl, clay and sandstone soils at 1,410 feet, notably those on the steep, limestone-rich La Serra and deeper clay-rich Cerretta and the vines are farmed organically. In 2001, Giovanni's son, Davide took over vinification and elevage of the wines.
"Packed with sweet strawberry and cherry flavors, this red also deals leather, tobacco and tar notes from a well-structured deck. Tightens up considerably on the finish, a good sign for future development. Best from 2020 through 2038. 350 cases imported."-BS, Wine Spectator, 93 points!
Enjoy Giovanni Rosso Barolo Serralunga with osso bucco, lasagna, veal chops and aged cheeses.