James Suckling 94 points - The 2008 Barolo Brunate is a rich, juicy wine with lovely depth in its dark red fruit, leather, licorice, smoke, menthol and tar. This is an especially generous, expressive 2008 Barolo. The fruit is succulent, generous and quite open for the vintage. Today the French oak is a bit evident, especially next to the Prapo. The wine’s medium-bodied structure suggests it is best enjoyed over the medium-term, although it will almost certainly hang on for far longer. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2023.
Wine Spectator 93 points - Aromas of cinnamon, cherry, licorice and tar signal this rich, juicy Barolo. Hints of chocolate and spice persist as the rugged tannins kick in on the finish. Slightly hot in the balance, but very fine overall. Best from 2016 through 2032.óB.S.
CERETTO CERETTO BRICCO ROCCHE
2008 CERETTO BAROLO BRUNATE
"Very pretty nose of blueberries with hints of stones and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with a solid core of fruit and very fine and soft tannins. So polished and refined. Beautiful." James Suckling 94 points Drink 2016+
|For more than 80 years the Ceretto family has been making wine in Piedmontís 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.