Barolo Cerretta


Sourced from several parcels, all located in the village of Serralunga d'Alba at 300-400 meters above sea level with south-east and west exposures. The soils are mainly calcareous and tuffaceous ground; vines are planted at a density of 4,000 plants per hectare and trained with the guyot growing system. The fruit is harvested by hand in the second half of October; fermentation lasts for 15-20 days at 25-30 °C, with frequent racking.

93 points
"This is the most structured of the various Barolos made by Schiavenza, a producer who specializes in Nebbiolo from Serralunga d'Alba. This wine is tight and firm, surely a bit closed at this young stage. The 2015 Barolo Cerretta promises to expand and relax with more time in the bottle. Previous vintages have aged to produce lovely notes of smoke, tar and grilled herbs. It should shape up to be another good hearty red-meat Barolo."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
, June 2019
93 points
"A dense, muscular style, exhibiting plum and black cherry fruit, allied to broad, beefy tannins. Tar, menthol and iron flavors power through the heady finish. Best from 2023 through 2043. 433 cases made, 166 cases imported"
Wine Spectator
, Feb 2020

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