2015 Franco Serra Barolo
2015 Franco Serra Barolo, Red wine from Barolo, Italy
This is a medium bodied wine with a relatively clear color going brownish to clear on the rim. The aromas and flavors are soft and approachable, of course holding a hint of maraschino cherry fruit. The elegant, silky tannins are very much involved in the flavor profile.
Barolo is a delicious red wine from the Piedmont region of Northern Italy. It is made strictly from Nebbiolo grapes.
Aromatic with rich tannins and characteristics of old oak, these wines are considered by most to be some Italy’s finest.
Traditionally a wine enjoyed by gentry, Barolo grows in the region’s finest plots of soil.
This wine is robust with evident notes of red flowers on the nose. The palate will enjoy significant acid and strong, long, earthy finish. These wines collect well, although consult a specialist to get a hold of of the best vintages.
Pair this food with big and flavorful pastas, or proteins – steak and well-spiced veal. Avoid underseasoned vegetables, leafy greens, or seafood.
The Nebbiolo grape does not travel well and is high maintenance, which is why it has never thrived quite as well elsewhere as on the Piemontese slopes. Like its top contender, Pinot Noir, Nebbiolo takes kindly to its terroir, thus displaying the subtleties of its environment.
Franco Serra is produced by the Sperone family who have been making affordable premium wines for four generations. In 1920, Antonio Sperone opened a small wine shop in Torino where he sold bulk wine directly to consumers. Unsatisfied with the quality and price of the local wine, Antonio started his own winery in Puglia where land was inexpensive and produced good wine. He built a bottling facility in Torino and was soon able to offer his customers quality wines at prices everyone could afford.