This Barolo is the result of careful selection
of vineyards named after the village where they are located in Serra lunga d’Alba
The particular quality produced by the vineyards in Serralunga d’Alba is based on natural factors (the properties in the soil, the exposure to
the sun, the microclimate) and has been consolidated by the work of generations of wine-growers, a tradition which is confirmed by both
old documents and recent scientific research. Many of the famous great Barolo crus come from Serralunga. Barolos Packed with alcohol,
with great structures, full-bodied and robust enough to withstand the passing of time. The colour is garnet-red with ruby highlights that
take on a slightly orange tone over time. It has a clear-cut, intense nose with overtones of vanilla, spices, withered roses and underbrush.
The taste is dry, but soft, full-bodied, velvety and well-balanced, and is very long-lasting. garnet red with good intensity. The scent reminiscent of spices like nutmeg, laurel and black pepper, red fruit, black licorice. The wine in mouth is important, powerful and harmonious
tannins, very fresh acidity that favours long lasting.
This illustrious estate was originally bought by the first King of Italy in 1858, and then shaped into the world’s top Barolo brand by his son, Emanuele Alberto Guerrieri, Count of Mirafiore, hence the name Casa E di Mirafiore. Sadly the estate did not survive the Great Depression and was split up by various creditors.
It was eighty years later that the well-known and widely respected entrepreneur Oscar Farinetti embarked on a journey to restore Casa E di Mirafiore to its full glory. Firstly, he reallocated the original 25 hectares of prime vineyards and historic cellars from Fontanafredda, his other winery. Then, in 2011 Farinetti managed to buy back the Casa E di Mirafiore brand name which had been purchased by a third party. This was not without a price! – it cost him lunch as the owner understood the historical importance at stake.
Since then numerous investments have been made, not least converting to organic in 2018. The wines are consistently and increasingly gaining recognition for their Serralunga power combined with rich, seductive depth of fruit. The “cru” wines from Lazzarito and Paiagallo in particular. Without doubt historically proven excellence well on the way to realising its truly great potential.