Ceretto - Barolo - Brunate

Ceretto - Barolo - Brunate 2013

  • Producer Ceretto
  • Blend 100% Nebbiolo
  • Country Italy
  • UPC 0 15643 63752 0
  • Producer Ceretto
  • Blend 100% Nebbiolo
  • Country Italy
  • UPC 0 15643 63752 0
Red Wine

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Item# 83521-13/6PK

Product Ratings

James Suckling 95pt
Robert Parker 94pt
Wine Spectator 93pt

Description

It is one of the most representative vineyards of the Commune of La Morra and has always been considered one of points of reference for the entire appellation. It is an inter-commune vineyard, the plot (good size, comprising a total of 28 hectares) is shared, from an administrative point of view, between the towns of Barolo and La Morra. As regards the soil profile, the two sides of the two Communes are not particularly different, and even the exposure (South / Southeast) is substantially homogeneous; the only variable the altitude: in fact, it ranges from 230 meters above sea level to more than 400 meters. The soils, from the Tortonian period, feature marle of S. Agata Fossils, with a good presence of sand, particularly in the highest part of the hill. The Ceretto family owns, in Brunate, just over five and a half hectares.

Estate

For three generations members of the Ceretto family have transformed the fruit of the Langhe’s vineyards into wines that speak of the regions identity. The famed Italian gastronome and intellectual Luigi Veronelli wrote, "The land, the land, the land, the land, always, the land." This philosophy is central to the Ceretto family. Reverence for this land has passed from Riccardo, who blended fruit from the region’s best vineyards, to Bruno and Marcello, who purchased Langhe vineyards and began bottling single crus, and finally to Alessandro, who is taking the winery into the 21st century by using natural methods to foster vines that are stronger, healthier, and more in balance with their environment. The Ceretto family has always been committed to producing the most expressive and authentic wines their land can yield.

Vineyard

The Langhe hills of Piedmont constitute that area of northern Italy where the wide and flat Pò river valley suddenly disappears and gives way on all sides to hulking and precipitous slopes. The Langhe hills are more than hills. They are ancient and rugged earth. Their narrow peaks are topped by castles, and they are thick to the horizon with grapevines. The Langhe hills are home to a small group of farmers and winemakers who, together, have succeeded in creating some of the planet’s finest expressions of place.