FRANCO SERRA BARBARESCO 2017

$28.99

Tasting Notes

Pale red brick color. Very aromatic with notes of dried flowers, violets and anise. Full-bodied and dry, but elegant with plump red fruit balanced by chewy tannin and bright acidity.

How to Serve

Pair with braised meats, risotto with earthy tones such as porcini mushrooms and some of the more powerful cheeses such as blue cheese are all great options.

Serve at 64 degrees

 

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Description

Pale red brick color. Very aromatic with notes of dried flowers, violets and anise. Full-bodied and dry, but elegant with plump red fruit balanced by chewy tannin and bright acidity.

Grapes are hand harvested and macerated for three weeks followed by four weeks of fermentation in stainless steel at controlled temperatures. The wine is aged in 20% new oak barrels for two years and an additional three months after bottling.

Franco Serra is produced by the Sperone family who have been making affordable premium wines for four generations. In 1911, Antonio Sperone opened a small wine shop in Torino where he sold bulk wine directly to consumers. Unsatisfied with the quality and price of the local wine, Antonio started his own winery in Puglia and built a bottling facility in Torino. He was soon able to offer his customers quality wines at prices everyone could afford. Sadly, it was destroyed when the city was bombed in WWII. The winery in Puglia survived the war and enabled Antonio’s grandson Giacomo to open a new facility in 1965 near Milan where he produced vermouth, sparkling wines, spirits and fine wines. In 1983, the family purchased 75 acres of prime vineyards in Piedmont and built the current winery in the small town of Mombaruzzo just outside Monferrato.

Franco Serra is produced by the Sperone family who have been making affordable premium wines for four generations. In 1911, Antonio Sperone opened a small wine cellar in Torino where he crafted Vermouth and other fortified wines. Unsatisfied with the quality and price of the local wine, Antonio started his own winery in Puglia where land was inexpensive and produced good wine. He built a bottling facility in Torino and was soon able to offer his customers quality wines at prices everyone could afford. The business thrived and eventually Antonio’s grandson Giacomo opened a new facility in 1960 near Milan where he produced vermouth, sparkling wines, spirits and fine wines. With the help of his sons Paolo and Antonio, the company grew quickly and achieved distribution throughout Italy and expanded into foreign markets. In 1983, the family purchased 75 acres of prime vineyards in Piedmont and built a new winery in the small town of Mombaruzzo just outside Monferrato. In 2006, brother and sister Andrea and Francesca became the 4th Sperone generation to join the company. Even as prices fetched for wines from this increasingly fashionable region continue to climb, the Sperone family proudly focuses on value. Franco Serra provides everyone with the opportunity to drink thoughtfully crafted, distinctive wines from Italy’s most renowned region.

Additional information

Weight 42.4 oz
Dimensions 15 × 5 × 5 in


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