Obvius Bianco, Salcheto
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The "Germano Ettore" estate lies on one of the most important crus of Serralunga d'Alba named "Cerretta", a hill with a wide winegrowing area facing South, South-West. Germano?s 6.6 hectares of vineyards are dedicated to the cultivation of grape varieties such as Chardonnay, Barbera, Dolcetto and Nebbiolo, while a smaller area is reserved to the experimental cultivation of Riesling and the indigenous white grape Nascetta. Originally Ettore and his father Alberto owned nearly 3 hectares of vineyards, which through subsequent purchases have reached the current extension. They used to sell their production to other winemakers but in 1975 they began the vinification of a small amount of grapes. In 1990 Ettore's son Sergio began to work in the estate and started to bottle and sell their wines, since 1993 the whole production is destined to estate-vinification and bottling. Fermentation is short, around 12-15 days, in open wooden fermenters and maturation is completed in a variety of barrel sizes (225 litres and upwards) made from up to two year old French oak. The Barolos are mineral, earthy and complex with very finely grained tannins, with touches of cocoa and hints of violet.