Barolo Cerretta

2016

From the bricco (aka crest) of the Cerretta cru, 0.9ha at 390m altitude with a SE exposure; the soil is silty clay, highly calcareous. Harvest was on October 4th. 5,240 bottles made.

95 points
"This wine is a true beauty. In this release of 5,240 bottles, the 2016 Barolo Cerretta takes that Nebbiolo purity and intensity up a significant notch, especially when you compare this cru to Schiavenza's classic Barolo and its Barolo made with fruit sourced across Serralunga d'Alba. You get a lot of expressive clarity here, with a pristine delivery that puts emphasis on wild berry fruits, blood orange, rusty earth and even a touch of bitter cacao. I love the manner in which all those aromas pile together in such a nicely layered manner."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
, July 2020
95 points
"This is really tannic, yet the tannins are fine-grained and impressive, carrying chocolate, berry and hazelnut notes. It’s full-bodied, very sleek and polished. Persistent finish. Better after 2023."
James Suckling,
JamesSuckling.com
, August 2020
91 points
"Mature plum and fragrant purple-flower aromas lead the nose on this brawny red along with whiffs of tilled soil and leather. On the densely concentrated solid palate, tight grainy tannins and the warmth of evident alcohol accompany dried black cherry, licorice and tobacco. Drink after 2026."
Kerin O'Keefe,
Wine Enthusiast
, September 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB0962-16
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Nebbiolo
Farming Type: 
Organic