Enrico Serafino 2015 Oudeis Alta Langa Brut
80% Pinot Noir, 20% Chardonnay | Alc: 12.5%
Alta Langa, Piedmont, Italy
Enrico Serafino is a specialist in classic-method sparkling wine, having produced this style of wine since the foundation of the winery in 1878. The “Oudeis” Alta Langa Brut is the pinnacle of this long experience, made primarily from Pinot Noir for flavor and body, with Chardonnay for elegance and added complexity. This is an exemplary vintage sparkling wine, showing a great depth of flavor and aromas from at least 3½ years of bottle aging in contact with yeast cells. The name Oudeis comes from the Greek “Odysseus” and means no one. By giving the Alta Langa Brut this name, the winery acknowledges that no one is at the origin of the wine complexity; only terroir has this ability.
Brilliant pale yellow. Intense aroma rich in honey scents, white flowers, white fruits enhanced with bread crust and fine yeast aromas. Fine and persistent pérlage. Complex aroma, elegant, fresh and with good salinity at the same time, with long mineral persistent finish.
“A blend of 80% Pinot Nero and 20% Chardonnay, this creamy sparkler opens with inviting scents of bread crust, pressed wildflower, grilled herb and white stone fruit. The vibrant palate doles out creamy white peach, Bartlett pear, lemon drop and a hint of brioche alongside a silky perlage” 93pts Wine Enthusiast Editors’ Choice
“Pear tart, apple pie and peach crumble are all up for grabs here. The bubbles attack with some menace, but the texture is creamy and soft and there’s some real elegance.” 91pts James Suckling
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