Barolo La Serra DOCG
Marcarini is located in the heart of La Morra, a quaint hilltop village with a population of 2,758, surrounded on all sides by perfectly manicured hillside vineyards. The building goes back to the 1700s and is connected to a medieval tower. The winery’s historic cool, underground cellars are ideal for classic élevage. The exquisite Marcarini range features an embracing style, outstanding longevity and that blockbuster structure Piedmont is famous for.
Marcarini, founded in the 1850s, was among the very first in the Langhe area to designate single vineyards on its labels – as early as the 1950s. In fact, Boschi di Berri Pre-Fillossera, one of its historic crus, is over 150 years old and planted with rare, pre-Phylloxera Dolcetto vines. All their vineyards are estate-owned in some of the most sought-after areas of the region known for winemaking excellence. These wonderful locations, the steepness of the slopes, the nature of the terrain, sun exposure and exceptional microclimate are not only conducive to top wines, but to non-aggressive, natural vineyard management. Vineyard surface covers 42 of the estate’s total 62 acres (17 and 25 hectares respectively).
A historic wine cru with soils rich in minerals and microelements capable of producing wines with great color, finesse, and flavor with smoother tannins. The area benefits from cool and dry breezes. Ripening takes longer, favoring subtlety. Marcarini’s La Serra Barolo ages at least twenty-four months in oak and six months in stainless steel. Generous aromas with classic and noble aromas.
Wine exported to
Bermuda, Canada, USA, Puerto Rico, Australia, Austria
Most recent awards
- 2015 | Vinous93
- 2015 | James Suckling93
- 2013 | Wine Spectator92
- 2013 | Wine Enthusiast92
- 2010 | Wine & Spirits90
- 2010 | Wine Advocate92
Stainless steel, concrete tanks
Length of alcoholic fermentation:
Type of yeast:
27 °C (80.6 °F)
Submerged Cap Maceration
Length of maceration:
up to 45 days after fermentation
From 10 to 50 Years Old
Type of oak:
Aging before bottling:
24 months In Oak + 6 Months in Stainless Steel
Aging in bottle:
La Morra, Piedmont
3.5 hectares (8.65 acres)
Calcareous clay with high magnesium content
300 meters (984 feet) above sea level
4,000 vines per hectare
Age of vines:
17 and 27 years old
Time of harvest:
First vintage of this wine:
Total yearly production (in bottles):
Very elegant and apparently less structured wines, but always generous and rich with intense, ethereal bouquets.
Best served at 16-18 °C (60.8-64.4 °F).
Perfect with flavorful traditional meat dishes. It is superb with braised beef, game and aged cheese.
Alc. cont. 14% by vol.
The Marcarini family and Valter Bonetti