Style: Medium-body Red Vintage: 2016 ABV: 14.5%
Appellation: Barbaresco Region: Piedmont County: Italy
This classic Barbaresco is a blend of our finest vineyards, a small part of Asili, the part with younger vineyards, & the lowest part of Bernadot in Treiso. With the union of these two different expressions, the wine achieves a better balance than vinifying the two wines as separate parcels. While on the one side there is the explosive finesse of Asili & on the other, the fullness of the Treiso cru, in the glass we find the right balance; the result is a delicious & traditional wine, a perfect example of an area that moves between structure & elegance.
The Ceretto 2016 Barbaresco is a softly layered wine with focus and balance. The wine is contoured and delicate with dried cherry and cassis aromas followed by licorice, spice and campfire ash. Ceretto has done a terrific job with this base Barbaresco (made with blended fruit from various vineyard sites). You can drink this wine straight out of the gate. - 92+ Monica Larner - Robert Parker's Wine Advocate