93 points James Suckling
“Some savory aromas here with warm stones, iron, coal smoke and darker cherry notes. The palate is concentrated and carries sweetly spiced black-cherry and plum flavors in attractively juicy form. Drink or hold.”
“Serralunga d'Alba. Light, fresh, almost mineral nose and then rather sumptuous rich autumnal fruit. An exciting whole. Pretty impressive with real energy and approachable relatively early. 17/20 points."
Vinous Reverie Notes
The Alessandria family has been farming this Serralunga property since 1956. The estate and surrounding area were formerly part of the Opera Pia Barolo (a castle that is similar to Burgundy’s Hospice du Beaune: Part educational institution and part hospital), whose vineyards were worked by sharecroppers. The local dialect for sharecropper is “schiavenza,” hence the origin on the estate name.