March 15 2011 issue
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APPELLATION Serralunga d’Alba, Piedmont, Italy Tom HylandThese Barolos are built for the long haul. Site specificity is nowhere more important than in the 11 communes where Nebbiolo vineyards are planted for the production of Barolo. While the wines from La Morra and Verduno are noted for their floral aromatics and round tannins, bottlings from Serralunga d’Alba are generally characterized as powerful and deeply structured, often taking decades to display their finest qualities. “These are probably not the easiest Barolos,” admits Franco Massolin...
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