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Size: 750ml
Varietal: Nebbiolo
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub-Region: Barbaresco
Producer: Franco Serra

WS 90


Franco Serra is made by the Sperone family who has produced premium wines for four generations. In 1920, Antonio Sperone opened a small wine shop in Torino where he sold bulk wine directly to consumers. Unsatisfied with the quality and price of the local wine, Antonio started his own winery in Puglia where land was inexpensive and produced good wine. He built a bottling facility in Torino and was soon able to offer his customers quality wines at prices everyone could afford. Sadly, it was destroyed when the city was bombed in WWII. The winery in Puglia survived the war and enabled Antonio’s grandson Giacomo to open a new facility near Milan where he produced vermouth, sparkling wines, spirits and fine wines. With the help of his sons Paolo and Antonio, the company grew quickly and achieved distribution throughout Italy and expanded into foreign markets. In 1965, the family purchased 75 acres of prime vineyards in Piedmont and built a new winery in Monferrato.

Reviews:

"This is rich and deeply scented, with notes of cherry and licorice and hints of flowers. Round on the palate, with a bright structure and refined tannins. Should come around soon. Best from 2014 through 2025. 2,000 cases made." -Rated 90, Wine Spectator