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Meet and Greet:
Sergio Germano of Ettore Germano

Saturday, November 10th, 1-4pm

The Germano family has owned 6 hectares of land on the hill called Cerretta, near Serralunga d'Alba, in the heart of the Barolo area, since 1856. Great-grandfather Francesco, and thereafter grandfather Alberto, cultivated vines, producing wine and selling grapes. Alberto's son Ettore contined producing wine while replanting vines with selected clones in the 1950's. In 1964 Ettore married Rosanna, and they continued to work the vineyards, buying additional neighboring parcels of land. In 1985 Ettore and Rosanna's son Sergio finished enology school at Alba and started to work the family business full time.

 

NV Rosanna Nebbiolo Metodo Classico Brut Ettore Germano

100% Nebbiolo all from Barolo vineyards. Spends approx 16 months on the lees the wine is disgorged and topped up only with the same wine, no 'liqueur.' Great finesse and structure with aromas of rose and red berry, with bright cherry and yeasty notes of baked bread. Very fine, elegant perlage with a silky finish.

 

Pink orange. Poached pear, orange peel, violet, rose, and grilled nuts on the nose. Then rich, peppery orchard fruit flavors show very good depth and inner-mouth perfume. Finishes long and spicy, clean and very floral. A knockout Rosato bubbly; a little more complexity and I would have scored this much higher; but that might come with bottle age.-- Ian D'Agata 94 Pts VM

 

Sale $24.99   |   SKU 73469

2017 Nebbiolo Langhe Ettore Germane

Germano's Langhe Nebbiolo is a very fresh and clean wine with an emphasis on bright fruit flavors and youthful drinkability. Fermented in steel with a short skin contact. Aromas of cherries, violets and spice resonate on the nose and palate. The finish is intense with refreshing acidity.

 

Sale $21.99   |   SKU 76934

2013 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba DOCG Ettore Germano

A delicious and flavorful entry-level wine. Intensely aromatic and deep, the 2013 offers a beguiling expression of the nuance that makes Serralunga Barolos so intriguing. There is plenty of underlying structure, and yet the purity of the fruit makes it effortless to drink and enjoy, even at an early age.. This is very nicely done.
-- Antonio Galloni 89 Pts VM

 

Sale $55.99   |   SKU 76935

2010 Barolo Prapo Ettore Germano

Rose petals, tar, licorice and bright red stone fruits lift from the glass in the 2010 Barolo Prapò. This is an especially floral Prapò. Here, too, the structure is implied rather than overly stated. Hints of licorice, tobacco, orange peel, star anise and smoke add complexity on the mid-weight, super-classic finish. This is an utterly exquisite, polished, totally beguiling Barolo from Sergio Germano. The Prapò was aged in 20 and 25 hectoliter casks.-- Antonio Galloni 94 Pts VM

 

Sale $55.99   |   SKU 73630

2010 Barolo DOCG Cerretta Ettore Germano

The 2010 Barolo Cerretta is a plush and shapely wine with voluptuous contours and soft aromatic layering. This vineyard cru gives rise to some of the plumpest and most fruit-forward expressions of Nebbiolo and the 2010 vintage is an especially good example of that tendency. I love the savory tones of cigar box and old spice that spread so s moothly over the palate. The tannins are very dry and polished in texture. WA 94 pts

 

Sale $55.99   |   SKU 70038

 

 

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