Az Agr Giovanni Rosso is a family-owned estate who have been growing grapes in the Comune of Serralunga d'Alba since the 1890's, including the Crus of Cerretta and Serra. During the 1980's, Giovanni Rosso restructured the vineyards with the aim of producing the best possible wines, and in 2001, Giovanni's son Davide took charge of winemaking, following his own mantra "wine should be a perfect copy of its terroir".
Here’s a sexy and supple edition of Serralunga. Raspberry, strawberry, and cherry, a dusting of cocoa, almond and spice, floral too, with a mint/aniseed top note. Medium to full-bodied, stroked with fine suede-like tannin, a charming ‘mineral’ and tea component, long and laced with cherry and light chalky tannin as it goes. It’s a lovely wine, showing the vintage and easy charm of this producer to full effect. Tasted: Jul 2020; Alcohol: 14%; Price: $100; Closure: Diam; Drink: 2022-2030; Rated: 95 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
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