CINGHIALE RATING 4.3
Brownish color with some brick and red highlights. Old color and old nose. Fragrance of tar and decaying leaves with some celery root . Taste was more in line with Barolo expectations. Good structure, firm tannins, fruit a bit shallow. Good overall balance and elegance, even though the wine seemed to be just slightly off its peak as it opened up with time it grew into a very powerful and mouth filling wine, providing a lot of excellent (No Suggestions) character and enduring elegance. Impressive on how the wine developed within the one Hour of tasting.
|The Schiavenza company acts in the territory of Serralunga d’Alba since 1956. The firm started by the brothers Vittorio and Ugo Alessandria is now managed by the son-in-law Luciano Pira, agronomist and celiar man, aided by the wife Maura and by the brother-in-law Walter. In the past the farm and the surrounding lands were owned by the Opera Pia Barolo; the work was made by sharecroppers called ”schiavenza”: from which derives the curious company’s name.
Actually the company extend itself on eight hectares of vineyards in the territory of Serralunga d’Alba; it owns moreover 15.240 m2 in the village of Monforte d’Alba in the Perno hamlet. From these esteemed lands the company produces red wine of excelent quality following an artisan making.