Since 2010, the Garesio family has acquired approximately 64 hectares of land, 21 of which under vines, divided among Serralunga d’Alba, the heart of Barolo, Perletto in Alta Langa, Incisa Scapaccino and Castelnuovo Calcea in Monferrato. Along with the vineyards, the Garesio family has undertaken the job of renovating and upgrading an old farmstead in Serralunga d’Alba. The aim of this top quality hospitality project is the creation of a place where wine becomes a daily experience, a full immersion in the flavors, nature, traditions and history of an area designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2014.
Balance, respect, and a deep understanding of vines and vineyards: Garesio “raw” material is naturally excellent. Each plot of land within the property has its own identity card and its own development, which is encouraged without excessive interference or manipulation. Their Nebbiolo vineyards are certified organic, an act of love and devotion towards one of the world’s rarest and most prized terroirs; the other vineyards are managed according to sustainable viticulture.
Winemaking: VINEYARD: Serralunga D’Alba, vineyards located near the winery within the Cerretta Additional Geographic Indication, certified organic. Exposure: South Altitude: 280m above sea level. Vine training system: vertically trellised, Guyot pruning system. Vineyard size: approx. 1.6 hectares. Type of soil: part of the Lequio formation with white clay interspersed with layers of limestone sand. VINIFICATION: from grapes in organic conversion (organic certified from 2016). Hand-selection of grapes, harvest period: October. Fermentation and maceration for around 40 days, pumping over and racking and returning, with submerged cap for last 20days. AGEING: in large Austrian oak barrels for about 24 months. Further ageing in the bottle for about 12 months before going on sale.
- Colour: Intense red garnet colour.
- Nose and flavour: Scents of red berries, tobacco, pepper and white flowers. Entry is full and enveloping with soft tannins typical of the Cerretta Indication. Leaves the mouth clean with a persistent, rich after taste.
- Serving Temperature and Food Matching Serving temperature: 18-20°C.
- Recommended with: It perfectly pairs with main dishes like roasted and braised meat, wild game, beef stew and hard and aged cheeses. It also goes well with truffle-based dishes.