Schiavenza Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba 2017
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barolo|
This red features pure cherry aromas and flavors, with accents of rose, strawberry, licorice, iron and tobacco. Silky and balanced, with refined tannins and a long aftertaste. Shows finesse and harmony. Best from 2025 through 2042.
Aromas of scorched earth, blue flowers, leather and baked plum slowly make their way to the forefront along with a whiff of grilled herbs. Showing the heat of the vintage, the palate offers dried cherry and licorice alongside firm, close-grained tannins that leave an assertive finish. Give the tannins a few more years to unwind, then drink sooner rather than later to capture the fruit and freshness.
The Schiavenza 2017 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba shows a delicate fiber and soft renderings of wild berry, rose, tar and rusty soil. The wine is smooth and ultimately especially silky, thanks to the very softened or integrated tannins. This is an accessible and near-term Barolo that falls over the palate in a very delicate manner that is not especially characteristic of Serralunga d'Alba or of this warm and dry vintage. 2023 - 2027
The 2017 Barolo Del Comune Di Serralunga D'Alba is primarily sourced from parcels of Cerrati and Meriame totaling 2.1 hectares of production and was aged for 30 months in Slavonian oak botti. The nose is noted by pure and ripe cherry, leather, and dried violets. Its gamey, iron-like minerality is forward on the palate, with tobacco leaf, and dried raspberry. A solid entry wine from the estate, it is true to the vintage and the region. Drink 2022-2034.