Cigliuti Barbaresco Vie Erte 2012
93 points Galloni. Leading Barbaresco estate.
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The Fratelli Cigliuti winery is situated on the Serraboella hill, some 350 metres above sea level overlooking Neive, one of the most spectacularly beautiful medieval villages of Barbaresco. Renato inherited his father’s 6.5 hectare property which remains family owned and run and is now into its fifth generation with daughters Claudia and Sylvia. Winemaking techniques lean towards the traditional. Estate-grown, handpicked grapes are fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel, then aged in larger Slavonian oak barrels along with some barriques. Dolcetto and Nebbiolo grapes grow in the calcareous soils of the southwest-facing vineyards, while Barbera is cultivated on clayey sites with a south-eastern exposure. The wines show great complexity, minerality and personality.
“Cigliuti is arguably the most under the radar estate in Barbaresco when it comes to looking at the wines and comparing quality with visibility in the market… Silvia and Claudia [Cigliuti] continue to turn out absolutely gorgeous wines. “ – Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media
100% Nebbiolo from 15-year-old vines from the Barbaresco cru of Bricco di Neive. The site is 350m above sea level on calcareous and sandy soils. The fruit is fermented and macerated in steel vats at controlled temperatures before maturation of 26 months in Slavonian oak barrels.
2012 Barbaresco is drinking beautifully.
93 points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media “… the classic red-toned profile of Erte is very much present in the glass. Crushed flowers, sweet red berries, orange peel, mint and white pepper give the 2012 an attractive upper register and a level of delineation that is unusual in this vintage. The steep site, planted just in 1997, has really begun to come around and produce fabulous wines. The Vie Erte was aged entirely in cask.”
94 points, Gary Walsh, The Wine Front “Dark cherry, chocolate, spices including a shake of pepper and plenty of dried rose perfume. Plush and welcoming, with rich mixed berry flavour, a floral mouth-perfume, grainy open weave tannin, and a long tea-laced finish. Grew in the glass and laid the charm on pretty thick. Very nice indeed, as they say.”
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Barbaresco, Italy, Piedmont
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