James Suckling 98 points - Rich, with oak spice and chocolate accents shading the cherry, plum and tobacco flavors. Tightly wound, displaying full tannins on the finish. Well-balanced, this needs time to absorb the tannins. Best from 2016 through 2030.óB.S.
CERETTO BRICCO ROCCHE
2008 CERETTO BRICCO ROCCHE
"Racy. Ripe plum almost prune with bright cherries and dried flowers. Full-bodied, with powerful yet refined tannins. This is very muscular yet very fine. Muscular and polished. One of best Bricco Rocches ever" James Suckling 98 points Drink 2018+
|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.