Ceretto Barolo 2016 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Ceretto Barolo  2016 750ml
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Ceretto Barolo 2016

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750ml
$79.99
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Category Red Wine
Varietal
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barolo
Brand Ceretto
Alcohol/vol 14.5%

The Ceretto winery was founded in the 1930s by Riccardo Ceretto in the Langhe region, famous for Barolo wine. When his sons Bruno and Marcello joined the business, they convinced him of the importance of owning their own land. Though this seems obvious today, memories of the poverty of rural life in the Langhe region were still fresh on his mind, so Riccardo was reluctant at first to invest in purchasing land. With determination in the 1960s, Bruno and Marcello started mapping out the land that produced the best wines, and also began buying the vineyard lands. Over the last twenty years they have also embarked on a journey to adopt more environmentally sustainable farming methods, and they obtained organic certification in 2015.

This wine represents the two faces of the appellation - the 'kind' face of the region's western slope and the more austere one typical of the land looking east. These two styles coexist and complement each other in the same glass. Bold, rich and virile, capable of exhibiting its character in youth yet also wonderful for aging.   

"All that I know has been a gift of the years spent waiting for buds and fruits, fearing the incoming clouds close to the harvest, listening to the wind that brings hail, watching the sun beating on the stump, pruning and observing pruning, picking up a handful of dirt, closing the fist, and opening it to see whether the earth crumbles, or sticks.” Marcello Ceretto   

Wine Advocate
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Ceretto offers a tour de force in the 2016 vintage with four excellent single-vineyard expressions from Bricco Rocche, Bussia, Brunate and Prapò. If you can't choose between those wines, you always have this excellent fallback. The classic 2016 Barolo offers dark intensity with great aromatic detailing. Fruit and some floral notes are followed by ferrous notes and a good amount of powdered licorice. The aromas are delicate and fragile; however, the wine deftly hides its power within the soft folds of its slender, mid-weight mouthfeel. This is a perfect go-to Barolo when you can't choose from all the excellent options in this benchmark 2016 vintage. This wine, like the others, hit the market in May 2020.

July 23, 2020
Wine Spectator
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Perfumed, exhibiting macerated cherry, plum, tar and camphor aromas. It picks up iron and tobacco notes as it builds to the lingering finish. The tannins also build, yet remain fine-grained and balanced. Best from 2022 through 2040. 500 cases imported.

February 28, 2021
Wine Enthusiast
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Aromas of dark-skinned berry, toasted nut and a whiff of coffee bean form the nose. On the full-bodied palate, notes of espresso and licorice accent a black-cherry core while close-grained tannins lend firm support and generate a firm, drying close.

September 1, 2020
Vinous
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Ceretto's 2016 Barolo is a lovely wine for drinking now and over the next handful of years. Crushed flowers, mint, cinnamon and sweet red cherry fruit all grace this attractive, mid-weight, perfumed Barolo. Ceretto bottles their straight Barolo later than the single-vineyard wines, which is why reviews for this wine from bottle always appear at a later date.

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