Ceretto - Press Comments

Piedmont, Italy

Ceretto

Langhe Arneis Bianco, Blangé 2018

“A crisp and clean white with lemon rind and hints of mineral and stone on the nose and palate. Medium body. From organically grown grapes.” 90 points

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com
16th June 2019

“Very pale gold. Apple, nut and flint, with a gentle fennel lift. Crisp palate, with spritz adding some life. Fresh green apple, lemon, some flint mineral and some dried fennel on the finish. More character than many an Arneis. Moderate length.” 15/20

Jancis Robinson
7th March 2019

 

Barbaresco 2016

“Beautiful florals of lavender, violets and citrus intermingle with undertones of roasted herbs, raspberry compote and watermelon. Medium to full body, layers of bright fruit and a serious, long finish.” 93 points

James Suckling, James Suckling.com
7th November 2019

“The Ceretto 2016 Barbaresco is a softly layered wine with focus and balance. The wine is contoured and delicate with dried cherry and cassis aromas followed by licorice, spice and campfire ash. Ceretto has done a terrific job with this base Barbaresco (made with blended fruit from various vineyard sites). You can drink this wine straight out of the gate.” 92+ points

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
28th June 2019

“Ceretto’s 2016 Barbaresco is bright and very nicely focused, with tremendous energy and a sense of translucent vibrancy that is simply compelling. Sweet red berry and floral notes are finely sketched in this gorgeous positively striking Barbaresco from Ceretto. I tasted the 2016 from cask prior to bottling. The straight Barbaresco is a blend of 65% Bernadot and 35% Asili from younger vines and lower, less well-exposed parcels. More importantly, though, the straight Barbaresco is a terrific introduction to the vintage at Ceretto.” 91-93 points

Antonio Galloni, Vinous
February 2019

 

Barolo 2015

“The Ceretto 2015 Barolo is a great wine to pair with fassona, the famous beef from this region, or any other typical Piedmontese meat dish. This is the so-called base Barolo, or classico, that is designed to be an expression of the Nebbiolo grape more than any single-vineyard cru. The wine is satiny and silky with fine texture. Producers hate this “base” descriptor, because it implies an inferior product to a cru. Don’t be misled: This is a Barolo-lover’s Barolo. It’s a true gem and an extremely elegant creation.” 94 points

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
28th June 2019

“Pale ruby-garnet. Fresh earth. Fresh red cherry and some blueberry tones. Orange peel and floral lift, with some background oak nuttiness. Attractive in its youth. Nutty, spicy palate entry, with plenty of savoury cherry fruit, flint mineral and spice. Long, with high, but very fine-grained tannins. Classy, blended Barolo.” 17.5/20

Jancis Robinson
7th March 2019

 

Barbaresco Bernadot 2016

“The 2016 Barbaresco Bernadot takes the intensity level up a notch when compared to the base Barbaresco that I tasted immediately before this wine. The Bernadot is silky and fine with a pretty embroidery of floral aromas, cola, grilled herb and balsam herb. It will enjoy a long cellar life, at least a decade, but this wine is also perfect for near and medium-term drinking.” 94 points

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
28th June 2019

“Treiso. Tasted blind. Mid ruby. Quite stalky and a little reductive. Supple palate that is still closed on fruit. Really brooding and with youthful fruit sweetness shot through by Nebbiolo’s hallmark acidity. Really elegantly built and with fine-grained, almost sandy tannins. Complete and only at the very beginning of its development.” 17.5/20

Jancis Robinson
14th May 2019

“The 2016 Barbaresco Bernadot is a super-classic wine. Finely cut, the Bernadot is all about energy and tension. Dark red cherry, cedar, tobacco, spice and leather gradually develop in the glass, but the 2016 is tightly wound and nowhere near ready to show all of its cards. It may very well be the most powerful, austere Bernadot I have tasted here. There is a real sense of weight and gravitas to the 2016 that adds to its embryonic feel.” 94 points

Antonio Galloni, Vinous
February 2019

 

Barbaresco Asili 2016

“The 2016 Barbaresco Asili is the most articulate and complete of the Barbaresco wines presented by Ceretto from the 2016 vintage. The wine offers momentary sweetness, with cherry and redcurrant followed by extremely silky and fine texture. After that bright berry fruit, the bouquet lays out dry notes of crushed stone and minerals. I most enjoyed the extremely fine texture of this wine, along with its accessible and elegant approach. Serve it with delicate crackers and a liver pâté or terrine.” 95 points

Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
28th June 2019

“Barbaresco. Tasted blind. Just mid ruby. A little leafy and the fruit not showing on the nose. Mouth-filling fruit as well as tannins. Truly compelling and with a near-perfect balance. Fantastic length. Can be approached now, but will go above and beyond.” 18/20

Jancis Robinson
14th May 2019

“Ceretto’s 2016 Barbaresco Asili is another stunningly beautiful wine from Ceretto. Here, too, the wine’s energy and tension are simply dazzling. Bright red cherry fruit and floral overtones abound in this taut, crystalline Barbaresco. Readers will have to be patient with the 2016, but it is a jewel of a wine. Deceptively in its mid-weight structure, the 2016 packs a serious punch and really sizzles with vibrancy.” 95+ points

Antonio Galloni, Vinous
February 2019

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