Our wine of the week: November 19th
Enrico Serafino Alta Langa 2012
Enrico Serafino was founded in 1878 in Canale d’Alba, one of the main towns in the Roero region of Piemonte, Italy, which has a rich history dating back to the Middle Ages as a farming center for the area. Today the winery still stands in its original location, making it the oldest winery in the region.
Today Enrico Serafino’s estate vineyards are located in Roero, where they own 11 hectares of Arneis, Barbera and Nebbiolo, and in the Langhe where they have 14 hectares of Nebbiolo for Barolo and Pinot Noir and Chardonnay for the Alta Langa wines. In addition to these vineyard holdings, Enrico Serafino manages an additional 20 hectares with long-term grower-partnerships.
The Alta Langa, the “High Langa” region of Piemonte encompasses the rolling hills throughout the provinces of Alessandra, Asti and Cuneo. The altitude and exposition of these hills make them well-situated for growing the classic sparking wine varietals of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Metodo classico wines were made in Piemonte as early as 1850, making it the first region in Italy to widely produce sparkling wines
A blend of 80% Pinot Noir and 20% Chardonnay, this vibrant sparkler offers delicate, appealing aromas of apple, mature pear, toast and bread crust that carry over to the expressive palate along with a note of citrus zest.
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