The 2008 Barolo La Serra comes across as soft, fragrant and feminine. Sweet red berries, mint, rosemary and licorice develop in the glass, adding further complexity and nuance. The La Serra is deceptively medium in body, yet it boasts fabulous length. The finish turns just a bit fleeting, but not enough to detract from the wine’s terrific overall balance. The La Serra will appeal most to readers who enjoy the delicate, feminine side of Barolo. It is a striking Barolo from Marcarini. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2028. ”
This wine is a deep, lively garnet in color, with very slight orange hues. The bouquet is delicate yet remarkably intense and persistent, reminiscent of violets and roses, liquorice and spice. On the palate, it is austere and impressive, and at the same time, well balanced, round, velvet-textured, both a fine match with food and wonderful on its own.
Wine Maker Notes
La Serra is the other side of Marcarini Barolo: a historical vineyard covering 3.1 hectares (7.6 acres), less forward, albeit contiguous to, Brunate, on the same hillside, with identical south/southwestern exposure.The grapes take a little longer to ripen on the vines; the later harvest, together with a cooler, windier microclimate, are conducive to a softer, rounder Barolo, with greater finesse.