Barolo DOCG Cerretta - 2012

Barolo DOCG Cerretta – 2012

Region:

Barolo DOCG Cerretta - 2012

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 naturally occurring 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 naturally occurring 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

93 Points

A solid matrix of tannins underlines the cherry, plum, leather and tobacco flavors in this tight, athletic red. Balanced in a lean way, with a long aftertaste that evokes fruit, licorice and savory elements. Best from 2020 through 2035.

Wine Spectator, December, 2016