Territory: Serralunga d'Alba
The Barolo production specifications stipulate that only 3 of the 11 municipalities which are identified as the area of origin of the Nebbiolo grapes, grown to produce Barolo wine, are suitable for the cultivation of vines throughout the entire country. Serralunga d'Alba is, of course, counted among these, reflecting the favourable weather conditions and the uniqueness of its terroir.
The hills feature optimal exposure, with very few shadowed areas, thanks to the daily accumulated sunshine, which guarantees an ideal microclimate for cultivating vines. Serralunga d'Alba, taking its name from the “lunga serra delle Langhe” (long greenhouse of the Langhe), hence forms its identity around a territory characterised by limestone-clay soil that gives wines great body, with vigorous yet balanced tannins and significant potential for ageing.
The castle, which dates back to the fourteenth century, dominates the hill of the town and seals its identity. A town, its castle and its wine are united by history, which is expressed in the territory which Palladino has always believed in.
Vineyards: the Additional Geographical Indications of Barolo
Facing south-east, San Bernardo emblematically sums up the characteristics of the terroir and the specific features of a Barolo from Serralunga d'Alba. These grapes produce severe and austere wines, with vigorous tannins. We believe these grapes are best expressed in the Barolo Riserva version, which we only produce in the best vintages.
Situated near the ridge that divides the two slopes of Serralunga d'Alba, it enjoys full southern exposure. Here we obtain wines which are characterised by distinct mineral hints, with good structure and power, without sacrificing elegance and armony.
The full southern exposure and the position sheltered from the wind ensure the excellent quality of the grapes grown in the rows of this vineyard. They produce extremely elegant and refined wines, yet always endowed with vigour and personality.
BAROLO DEL COMUNE DI SERRALUNGA D’ALBA
San Bernardo, Ornato, Parafada, Serra and Gabutti are the vineyards which produce the Nebbiolo grapes for our classic Barolo. They are all located in Serralunga d'Alba, all featuring different characteristics according to the exposure and the type of terrain. The variety is reflected in the wines derived from it, which are characterised by a very wide range of aromas.