Barolo DOCG

Serra dei Turchi

2020

SERRA DEI TURCHI Barolo DOCG

Vintage description

The vineyard is made up of two different parcels, contiguous but with very distinct souls thanks to the different position of the land. The plot to the west is a small humpback with shallow soil, very warm and well exposed to ventilation. The parcel to the east is a light, fairly protected and cool shell, with more fertile and deeper soil. The vineyard requires particular attention in the western part, the warmest one, as it is quite subject to new problems linked to climate warming. In this plot, in recent years, the practices of cover cropping and minimal management of green operations have become fundamental to maintain the balance that distinguishes it.

Serra Dei Turchi is a plot with generally quite early budding, one of the first of our crus to start the growing season. In 2020 the west part was very early while the east part a little less. The generous layer of spring cover crop protected the plants very well from the primary attacks of downy mildew, guaranteeing good plant health and helped maintain a good water level throughout the summer season.
2020 gave healthy grapes with thick skins, with small berries in the western part and great freshness and elegance in the eastern part.


Grapes: Nebbiolo
Harvest: 12 October 2020
Village: La Morra
MeGa (Cru): Serra dei Turchi
Maceration: 14 days
FML: 100%
Aging: 2 small cask of 228lt and 7 years old
Aging time: 32 months
Bottling: 9 July 2023


Data

Alcohol: 14,5 %Total acidity: 6,14 g/L – Dry extract: 28,4 g/L


Winemaker notes

Serra dei Turchi is particularly important for our winery as it is the first plot purchased by our founder Paolo Colla in 1961, and marks our entry into Barolo. The passion and love for Barolo gave Paolo Colla the courage to move here from his native town Diano d’Alba, more famous for the Dolcetto wine.

We select the smallest bunches from the best parts of the vineyard. The grapes are carefully de-stemmed by hand for maximum delicacy. Fermentation takes place with indigenous yeasts, in a small dedicated container, and the wine is aged in 228 liter barrels of 7th passage. In 2020 we’ve produced 154 numbered Magnums.