CERETTO WINERY 2011 CERETTO BAROLO
"Beautiful, juicy wine with savory, rich and ripe fruit, round tannins and a flavorful finish. Full body and caressing texture. This makes you want to drink it. This Barolo blend is better than the highly touted 2010! Drink or hold." James Suckling 93 points
|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.