Fratelli Serio & Battista Borgogno Barolo 2017 - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Fratelli Serio & Battista Borgogno Barolo 2017
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Fratelli Serio & Battista Borgogno Barolo 2017

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750ml
$36.99

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Category Red Wine
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Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Fratelli Serio & Battista Borgogno
Alcohol/vol 14%
This Barolo from a small quality-driven estate, famous for their Cannubi bottling, is made of 100% Nebbiolo from vineyards in Novello . The vines are planted 350 meters above sea level with grey marl soils, and maceration takes 8-10 days in large oak casks, with frequent replacement and turning before aging three years in traditional large casks, plus 6 months in bottle.

The rolling hillside vineyard of Cannubi, in which the Serio and Battista Borgogno winery is based, encompasses just under 15 hectares, about the same size as the prestigious Burgundy plot of Clos de la Roche (which will easily set you back $300 per bottle). Among the cognoscenti, Cannubi is held in the same esteem as any Grand Cru Pinot Noir vineyard in Burgundy. It’s history as a place where great wine has always been produced is evident: the oldest surviving bottle of Barolo is labeled, “Cannubi -1752.” 
 
While the history is important, it is the terroir, and resulting style that separates Cannubi from Barolo’s other vineyards. The crus of Serralunga and Monforte are known for their power, and to a certain extent, the Barolo DOCG as a whole enjoys the same reputation. The majesty of Cannubi lies in its lifted, floral aromatics with a palate characterized by elegance and approachable structure. As with all great wine, its requisite age-worthiness is undeniable, but unlike many Baroli, Cannubi brings uncommon pleasure in youth.

Francesco Borgogno established Fratelli Serio and Battista Borgogno in 1897. At the time his was the only winery on the Cannubi hill. He served as the mayor of the town of Barolo for more than 30 years, leading an informal association of growers and helping to solve problems in the vineyards and beyond. The estate has been in the family since its beginning, with fourth-generation sisters Anna and Paola Borgogno now handing the reins over to daughters Emanuela and Federica. 

'Fratelli Serio & Battista Borgogno is one of the most historic estates in Piedmont, with a number of core holdings in and around Cannubi. It’s been a number of years since I last tasted the wines, but I was quite taken with the two 2016 Barolos… Borgogno is an estate to watch.'–Antonio Galloni, Vinous
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Pressed rose, camphor, woodland berry, dark spice and new leather are just some of the aromas you'll find on this fragrant red. Radiant, structured and boasting finesse.

Kerin O'Keefe, September 1, 2020
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The Fratelli Serio & Battista Borgogno 2017 Barolo presents a classic and traditional approach with lean texture and bright red fruits. This hot-vintage expression is nicely layered and soft with plenty of primary intensity. It closes with a lean and dusty texture and an immediate and open personality. You could put this well-priced bottle aside to drink at the 10-year mark. 6,500 bottles were released.

Monica Larner, June 17, 2021
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The 2017 Barolo is lifted with floral aromas of pomegranate, cinnamon, and fresh violets. The palate is tangy and linear with dried cranberry, bitter-orange zest, clove, and dusty tannins on the finish. A vibrant and classic style, drink 2022-2036.

May 27, 2021
Vinous
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The 2017 Barolo is exquisitely beautiful. Soaring, floral aromatics are immediately enticing. Bright red berry fruit, spice, cedar, sweet pipe tobacco and earthy notes flesh out as this gracious, mid-weight Barolo shows off its considerable charms. There is a good bit of young Barolo tannin, but the 2017 should be ready to go with minimal cellaring. It is a joyous wine.

Antonio Galloni, February 2021

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