Barolo DOCG Cerretta - 2010

Barolo DOCG Cerretta – 2010


Barolo DOCG Cerretta - 2010

Grapes / Soils

Nebbiolo Planted 1920, 1984, 2000 Calcareous grey clay 3.5 ha

The Wine

Vineyard Profile
  • Vineyard name / Locality: Cerretta / Serralunga d’Alba
  • Years planted: 1984, 1996, 2000
Harvest Notes
  • Grape Harvest: Harvested by hand
  • Fermentation: Vinification in cement tanks, using yeast. Fermentation lasts around 29 days with Remontages, Delestages, and daily punching down of the cap
  • Aging: Elevage happens in large 25 hl Fontainebleau Forest French oak casks for 36 months
  • Bottling: The wine is bottled without filtration
Winemaker's Notes
  • Color: Concentrated and bright garnet
  • Bouquet: Violets, roses and cherry fruit with notes of coffee and layers of complexity
  • Taste: The palate shows a wealth of Serralunga characteristics: full body, silky tannins, complexity and freshness. Bright red fruits combine with savoury, earthy flavours, a complete structure and a long finish
  • Pairings: Stews, red meats and darker game such as wild boar
Wine Summary
  • Made from Nebbiolo grapes.
  • Vine age – planted 1920, 1984, 2000.
  • Grown on soils of Calcareous grey clay.
  • Fermented in cement tanks, using yeast.
  • Aged in large 25 hl Fontainebleau Forest French oak casks.
  • Aged for 36 months.
  • Bottled unfiltered.
Technical Information
  • Denomination: Barolo D.O.C.G. Cerretta
  • Wine Area: 100% Nebbiolo
  • Alcohol: 14.5% vol
  • Production: 8000 bottles
  • First year of production: 1994
  • Training: Guyot
  • Total Acidity: 6.20%
  • Sugar: 0
  • pH: 3.6
  • Maximum Serving Temperature: 16°-17° C
  • Glasses: Burgundy balloons


95 Points

Aromas of Meditrerranean herbs, hay, leather and red berry come together in this structured Barolo. Loaded with energy and intensity, it delivers creamy cherry-berry flavors layered with white pepper, clove, nutmeg and orange zest. It already has depth but needs time to develop complexity. Drink after 2022-K.O.

Wine Enthusiast, October, 2014

91-94 Points

The 2010 Barolo Cerretta is ample and broad on the palate. Round, supple and gracious, the 2010 impresses for its pure texture and impeccable balance. It looks to be a fairly approachable, open 2010 Barolo with plenty of near and medium term appeal.

Antonio Galloni -, January, 2014