Barolo DOCG Cerretta - 2011

Barolo DOCG Cerretta – 2011

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Barolo DOCG Cerretta - 2011

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
  • Training: Guyot
  • Aging: Elevage happens in large 25 hl Fontainebleau Forest French oak casks for 36 months
  • Bottling: The wine is bottled without filtration
  • Production: 8000 bottles
  • First year of production: 1994
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 flavors, 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
  • Total Acidity: 6,20%
  • Sugar: 0
  • pH: 3.6
  • Maximum Serving Temperature: 16°-17° C

Reviews

94 Points

Cherry, raspberry and floral notes are the main themes in this graceful red, accented by licorice, tobacco and mineral hints.  Harmonious and complex, with a long aftertaste echoing the fruity, floral and minerally elements.  Best from 2018 through 2030. From Italy.–B.S.

Wine Spectator, September, 2015

95 Points

You’ll discover alluring aromas of baked earth, black and red berry, sweet baking spice, crushed flower, vineyard dust and a whiff of leather on this impressive wine. The delicious, powerful palate boasts juicy red cherry, black raspberry, cinnamon, anise and tobacco while firm, fine-grained tannins provide support and lend finesse.

Wine Enthusiast, January, 2016