2018 Schiavenza Barolo Serralunga d'Alba

  • Forbes's “Best 25 Producers of Barolo”
  • "This Is a Gorgeous Serralunga Barolo" ~Vinous
  • 93 Point Vintage ~Wine Spectator
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About the Wine

Year after year, Schiavenza's Barolos have been positioned among our bestsellers. Schiavenza's Barolos are the epitome of power, high quality, and uniqueness. This estate is not only loved by us but also by some of the most important wine critics, who have spoken very highly about this winery.

Tom Hyland from Forbes Magazine, featured Schiavenza in its “Best 25 Producers of Barolo” publication and said, “If you are looking for a classic Serralunga Barolo that offers a structure for long-term cellaring, the wines from Schiavenza are ideal candidates. Traditional in the winemaking, each Barolo is an excellent representation of its site, from the Serralunga commune bottling to Broglio, Ceretta, and Prapò. The wines are rugged in nature, but never aggressive, and are beautifully made with great restraint and harmony." 

Schiavenza is located in the magical region of Serralunga d'Alba, in the Barolo DOCG. This winery was born with the dream of brothers Vittorio and Ugo. And today, the estate is currently managed by Luciano Pira. Luciano and Nebbiolo are like synonyms, this brilliant agronomist and winemaker is responsible for producing the most exceptional Barolos in the world. 

Serralunga d'Alba is known for producing some of the finest and most powerful Barolo wines. This region is considered one of the five major communes within the Barolo zone (alongside Barolo, La Morra, Castiglione Falletto, and Monforte d'Alba.) 

The vineyards of Serralunga d'Alba are situated on the hillsides surrounding the village. The soil composition is predominantly rich in limestone and clay, providing excellent drainage and providing unique characteristics to the wines. These wines are known for their robustness, structure, and firm tannins, and have an enormous age-ability.

Serralunga d'Alba is home to some prestigious wineries, including iconic producers such as Massolino, Fontanafredda, and Luciano Sandrone, which wines can go up to more than $200/bottle! Schiavenza Barolo Serralunga d'Alba shares terroir with these legendary producers, but not the price tag. On top of that, BHW has the lowest price anywhere, so, if you truly want to experience the magic of a beautiful Barolo, this wine is for you!

2018 was a great year for this region. Wine Spectator awarded this vintage with a 93pt review and said it delivered "fresh, elegant Barolos, open-knit with vibrant acidity."

Aging: 3 years in 2,000- to 4,000-liter Slavonian oak barrels.

Tasting Notes100% Nebbiolo. This wine has a great structure, it is austere but deeply exciting. Aromas of cherries, and currants, combined with tobacco and earthy notes. It finishes off with a long and fine length. Pair this wine with game, grilled dishes, or mature cheeses. 


The 2018 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba is an accessible and open-knit expression that builds in intensity as the wine spends additional time in the glass. Dark fruit and plum transition to potting soil and iris root. The wine shows structure and strength, but its power is well-managed throughout. ~92 Robert Parker's Wine Advocate

Sweet, ripe strawberries on the nose with some nice, leafy, and nutty undertones. Medium-bodied with fine, already quite well-integrated tannins and a tight finish. Drinkable now, but better after another year in a bottle. ~91 James Suckling

The 2018 Barolo del Comune di Serralunga d'Alba is a very pretty, aromatic mid-weight wine that offers good depth for the year and fine balance to match. Macerated cherry, spice, rose petal and anise lead into the nuanced, perfumed finish. This is a gorgeous Serralunga Barolo that will drink well with minimal cellaring. ~90 Vinous 

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