"Smoke, tar, incense and leather all take shape as the 2008 Barolo opens up in the glass. The mid-weight personality of the vintage comes through, but at the same time, there is an attractive juiciness that gives the 2008 a level of approachability that is unusual in a young Serralunga Barolo. Sweet floral notes add lift and creaminess on the finish." ~ AG
"Aromas of rose petals and dried cherries give way to flavors of plum, black cherry, spice with tight grained tannins and a firm structure and a long, complex finish.
The wines are new and old too. New because their complete disappearance from the marketplace decades ago leaves now an opportunity to create a powerful re-emergence; old because the method of vinification they have in common provides for strict observance of rules which can be traced back to the most refined and rigorous of Piedmontese traditions: long macerations on the skins, lengthy maturing, the use of medium-sized oak casks; and it all starts out from perfectly ripe, healthy grapes."~ Producer Notes
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The winery was founded in the 1870s by King Vittorio Emanuel II of Savoy and named for his son (with Countess Bela Rosin), Emanuele, Count of Mirafiore within the Fontanafredda village in Serralunga d'Alba. The name was lost from the estate in the 1940s and passed through several owners until Oscar Farinetti bought the Mirafiore name once again. The wines of Casa E. di Mirafiore are made exclusively from the traditional varieties of the Langhe.
Respected winemaker Danilo Drocco follows traditional Piemontese vinification practices including long maceration and aging in large oak casks. The essence of Casa E. di Mirafiore comes to life at the estate in the Fondazione E. di Mirafiore, which includes a restaurant, library, and theater where the winery hosts poetry, music, and speaking events.