Ceretto - Barolo DOCG - Bricco Rocche label
Ceretto - Barolo DOCG - Bricco Rocche bottle

Ceretto - Barolo DOCG - Bricco Rocche 2012

Red Wine
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Item# 83523A-12/1PK

Product Ratings

James Suckling 98pt
Wine Enthusiast 92pt
Wine Spectator 94pt

Description

This Castiglione Falletto vineyard is the smallest geographic area within the Barolo specification and comprises just over 1 hectare. It is the most prestigious part of what was once called La Serra and is nestled between the Villero and the Rocche (rock face) of Castiglione, which represents the best of the top parts; it can be considered a monopole as the whole parcel is the exclusive property of the Ceretto family. The height of the vineyard is optimum, going from 350 to 370 meters above sea level, with southeast to southwest exposure. The earth (sandstone of Diano) reinforce the ideal sense of balance, suggested the geographic location, and see good percentages of sand, silt and clay.

Estate

Among the infinite rows of vines that run across the undulating hills of Piedmont are the four wineries of Ceretto, a wine and spirits company in its third generation. Founded by Riccardo Ceretto in 1937, the highly respected firm is now run by his sons, Bruno and Marcello (dubbed the “Barolo Brothers”) who in the 1960s began raising Ceretto’s profile and expanding its holdings. Now their sons and daughters are at the helm of the Langhe DOC company, which holds a total of 120 hectares of land that are the birthplace of an array of elegant still wines, sparkling wines, dessert wines, and spirits.

Vinification

Carried out in steel tanks, with the hat emerged, it runs out in 7/8 days, then the hat is plunged for a short maceration (8/10 days). Strictly controlled temperatures ranging between 28/30 ° C. After malolactic fermentation (December), the wine passes into French oak barriques for the refinement.