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Ferdinando Principiano

Barolo di Serralunga 2018

$58.00

Barolo di Serralunga 2018

Ferdinando Principiano

Barolo di Serralunga 2018

$58.00

Ferdinando Principiano is producing world-class fine and natural wines, one of the few producers successfully creating a plane of convergence for classical Barolo tradition and natural wine philosophy. Farming is free of synthetic chemicals and tailored to the unique ecology of the Principiano property, which has become an oasis teeming with biodiversity thanks to Ferdinando’s ongoing initiative to preserve and establish natural spaces around the vineyards. Forested areas, some ancient, weave through the vine area, and a frog pond nestled at the base of his Boscareto Cru attracts migratory bird populations. So life-abundant is the Principiano property that the Ravera vineyard was selected as an observation site for University of Torino’s research on the repopulation of wild orchid and butterfly communities. The wines themselves pulse with energy, tension and lustrous fruit. Barolo di Serralunga is 80% from the Boscareto vineyard and 20% from the Lirano vineyard. Boscareto’s limestone soils give depth and minerality, while Lirano’s sandy soils give an added airiness and elegance to the fruit. Boscareto fruit is vinified 100% whole cluster for the cru bottling, a portion of which goes into the Serralunga bottling. Fruit from Prinicipiano’s other vineyards is mostly destemmed with some beautifully ripened whole clusters in the mix. … Barolo, the Principiano way. In Ferdinando's own words: “My goal is not to become rich making wine for rich people. I make and sell wine that is accessible to all and that represents this place. I take care of the land for my son to inherit, but really, he and I are just stewards. The land is everyone’s inheritance.”

- PortoVino