The Germano winery is located near the village of Serralunga, on the south-east edge of the Barolo appellation. What started out as an experimental batch of 'classic method' sparkling wine from early harvested Nebbiolo has become a regular bottling. It is full of red berries, bright acidity, and a beautiful pink color. The 'Rosanna' is named after Sergio's mother; it's made of young-vine Nebbiolo from around his winery (all Barolo vineyards), picked fairly early for freshness, pressed carefully for a pale pink color, fermented as white wine (80% in stainless steel, 20% in used barriques for complexity), and bottled for the second fermentation in March following the vintage. After about 16 months of time on the lees the wine is disgorged and topped up only with the same wine, no 'liqueur.' The result is dry, delicious and complex.