James Suckling 96 points - Aromatic, this elegant red verges on floral, exuding eucalyptus, licorice, steeped cherry and spice flavors. As this unfolds into the lingering finish, tobacco and leather elements emerge, along with a mineral accent. A textbook style. Best from 2019 through 2032. From Italy.-B.S.
CERETTO WINERY 2011 CERETTO BAROLO BRUNATE
"A wine with wonderful depth and richness with soft tannins, juicy fruit, full body and a long and flavorful finish. Fabulous depth. Drink or hold. Built for aging but so wonderful now. Better in 2018." James Suckling 96 points Drink 2019-31
|For more than 80 years the Ceretto family has been making wine in Piedmont’s Langhe.
The family is most well known for producing coveted single-vineyard estate grown
Nebbiolo wines and high-quality Arneis and Moscato. Their wine production covers seven separate estates, while an eighth (I Vignaiolo di Santo Stefano) is co-owned along with two other growers. The Cerettos were the first producers in Piedmont to use stainless steel for
fermenting red wine and adopted other modern techniques, including temperature control
for fermentation, reduced maceration times and new oak aging. When Ceretto produced its first Arneis, only 74 acres of this grape were planted in the region. Today there are more than 1,200 acres planted to Arneis. The Ceretto Arneis is considered the benchmark and
one in every five bottles of Arneis produced in Piedmont bears the Blange label.