Luigi Pira

Serralunga Barolo Nebbiolo

9.1186 ratings
9.029 pro ratings
Barolo, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Nebbiolo
Lamb, Goose, Potato, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Hard Cheese, Turkey, Beef, Pasta, Salami & Prosciutto, Tomato-Based, Soft Cheese, Chicken, Veal, White Rice, Herbs, Mushrooms, Pungent Cheese, Pork, Game, Exotic Spices, Chili & Hot Spicy, Duck, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
Top Notes For
Charles Rivas

Cola, tar and tea blend seamlessly with notes of tart cherry.

Cola, tar and tea blend seamlessly with notes of tart cherry.

Jun 27th, 2019
Meg Herring

This will be unbelievable in a few years. Brought home a bottle for my sister. ❤️

This will be unbelievable in a few years. Brought home a bottle for my sister. ❤️

May 24th, 2019
Paco Suro

High acidity. Very approachable. Opened up over a couple of hours.

High acidity. Very approachable. Opened up over a couple of hours.

Jun 7th, 2018
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

9.2

Another winner from the heralded 2010 vintage, this amazing Q/P-ratio wine captures the essence of Nebbiolo. Rich, almost smokey, pretty decadent nose with crushed, white flowers complementing the tar, asphalt and red berries aromas, all nicely echoed on the accessible yet age-worthy palate. Load up the truck!

Another winner from the heralded 2010 vintage, this amazing Q/P-ratio wine captures the essence of Nebbiolo. Rich, almost smokey, pretty decadent nose with crushed, white flowers complementing the tar, asphalt and red berries aromas, all nicely echoed on the accessible yet age-worthy palate. Load up the truck!

4 people found it helpfulMar 30th, 2015
Stacy Woods

Heavenly! Brilliant, even concentration of garnet to red brick rim. Complex and intense aromatics red cherry, rose, lavender, cola, tar, tea, black pepper. Medium body, dry, tangy high acid, warming high alcohol 14.5% is well balanced and creates a smooth mouthfeel. Chalky astringency is is high but slow to arrive and well integrated and creates a harmonious structure. Black cherry, licorice, and a mouth filling rose perfume dominates the long, complex finish. Don't drink this youthful wine now! She will have a lot more finesse in 10+ years. Swoon

Heavenly! Brilliant, even concentration of garnet to red brick rim. Complex and intense aromatics red cherry, rose, lavender, cola, tar, tea, black pepper. Medium body, dry, tangy high acid, warming high alcohol 14.5% is well balanced and creates a smooth mouthfeel. Chalky astringency is is high but slow to arrive and well integrated and creates a harmonious structure. Black cherry, licorice, and a mouth filling rose perfume dominates the long, complex finish. Don't drink this youthful wine now! She will have a lot more finesse in 10+ years. Swoon

2 people found it helpfulFeb 21st, 2015
Carter Nixon

Terrific Barolo, definitely decant but not robbing the cradle too too bad. Tar and roses, baby.

Terrific Barolo, definitely decant but not robbing the cradle too too bad. Tar and roses, baby.

1 person found it helpfulJan 27th, 2016
Sybaritewino C.Lawrence

Not for me. Modern styled so that up front #fruit power masks typical #nebbiolo #finesse. Pira use rotary fermenters. Research if need to learn more on this subject.

Not for me. Modern styled so that up front #fruit power masks typical #nebbiolo #finesse. Pira use rotary fermenters. Research if need to learn more on this subject.

1 person found it helpfulSep 2nd, 2015
Giuseppe LoCascio

All the elegance and austerity of Serralunga...

All the elegance and austerity of Serralunga...

1 person found it helpfulDec 19th, 2014
Austin Hohnke

Cherries, tobacco, and dried herbs with some impressive grip. Earlier drinking style but will benefit from time in bottle. Great value Barolo.

Cherries, tobacco, and dried herbs with some impressive grip. Earlier drinking style but will benefit from time in bottle. Great value Barolo.

Sep 25th, 2016
Meghan Hamilton

Wine Educator Joseph Phelps Vineyards

9.4

It's red cherry and strawberry, licorice and roses. There's a bit of black tea and leather on the palate. Great balance and absolutely lovely.

It's red cherry and strawberry, licorice and roses. There's a bit of black tea and leather on the palate. Great balance and absolutely lovely.

May 11th, 2016