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Vintage 2017

The 2017 vintage growing year will be remembered for its April frost damage and very hot and dry climate. This is why the conditions were perfect in terms of plant protection. In September, temperatures dropped appreciably with considerable differences between day and night temperatures. This situation helped especially the polyphenolic profile of the red wine grapes with a medium-long vegetative cycle. 2017 can certainly be remembered as one of the earliest years with healthy and complex grapes.

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Wine details

Vintage: 2017

Winemaker: Paolo Giacosa

Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo

Growing Area: Briccolina - Serralunga d'Alba: Foglio 9 - Part. 198 e 297

Alcohol: 14,50 % by volume

Food: It pairs with hunting game, roasts, mature cheeses. Also appreciated as an after-dinner drink.


Young Aged

Light Bodied

Sweet Dry

Steel Oak

Winemaker's Notes

Colour: Deep ruby red with garnet hues.

Nose: Wide, intense and complex bouquet with scent of blackberry, liquorice, tobacco, spices, coffee beans and faded roses. The Nebbiolo grape is easily recognisable.

Palate: Wide, complex, dry, full bodied, elegant, harmonic, rich in fine tannins and minerality with a pleasant long finish.

Serving: 16 - 18 °C

Cellaring: 20 - 25 years

Vineyard Information

Exposure: S, SW

Vines age: 80 years

Soil: Clay - limestone

Yield: 6500 kg/ha

Harvests: 100% hand-harvested

Training system: Guyot

Farming practices: Sustainable viticulture

Winemaking Information

PRE-FERMENTATION PROCEDURES: Grape bunches are hand-sorted on a vibrating table and chilled with carbonic snow to avoid oxidation and reduce considerably the use of sulphur. After destemming, berries are hand-sorted on a second vibrating table and finally softly crushed.

This process is “100% screw conveyor free” to handle grapes as gently as possible.

FERMENTATION PROCESS: The must is cooled and partially submitted to a cold maceration to preserve its best characters before fermentation in stainless steel vats and conic oak vats at controlled temperature. The maceration is long acting using délestage and, partially, submerged cap technique for over 28 days.

OAK REFINEMENT: The ageing is made for about 28 months in medium size casks.

The difference is...

Briccolina is very well known for being a cru with great complexity and it takes its name from being at the peak of the hill. Enrico Serafino Barolo Riserva BRICCOLINA is a full body, austere and powerful Barolo results of the sustainable farming process applied.

Furthermore, Barolo Riserva Briccolina is the proof of what Piemonte Attitude means in Enrico Serafino set of values: complexity, dedication and tenacity.

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