Franco Serra


Franco Serra is produced by the Sperone family who have been making affordable premium wines for four generations. In 1911, Antonio Sperone opened a small wine cellar in Torino where he crafted Vermouth and other fortified wines. 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.  The business thrived and eventually Antonio’s grandson Giacomo opened a new facility in 1960 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 1983, the family purchased 75 acres of prime vineyards in Piedmont and built a new winery in the small town of Mombaruzzo just outside Monferrato.  In 2006, brother and sister Andrea and Francesca became the 4th Sperone generation to join the company.  Even as prices fetched for wines from this increasingly fashionable region continue to climb, the Sperone family proudly focuses on value.  Franco Serra provides everyone with the opportunity to drink thoughtfully crafted, distinctive wines from Italy’s most renowned region.

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Press
Barbera d’Asti: 2015 90 JS
Barbera d’Alba: 2017 89 J
Langhe Nebbiolo: 2018 90 JS
Barbera d’Asti Superiore: 2014 91 JS
Barbera d’Alba Superiore: 2016 91
Barbaresco: 2016 91 JS, 2015 91 JS, 2014 91 JS
Barolo: 2014: 90 JS, 2013 92 JS, 2010 92 W&S
Piemonte Rosato: 2017 88 IWR
Piemonte Bianco: 2016 88 JS
Piemonte Pinot Noir: 2018 87 JS

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Barolo
Piemonte Rosato
Piemonte Bianco
Piemonte Rosso
Piemonte Pinot Noir
Moscato d’Asti

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Barbera d’Asti
Barbera d’Alba
Dolcetto d’Alba
Langhe Nebbiolo
Gavi
Barbera d’Asti Superiore
Barbaresco
Barolo
Piemonte Rosso
Piemonte Pinot Noir
Moscato d’Asti