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2015 Cigliuti Barbaresco Vie Erte

2015 Cigliuti Barbaresco Vie Erte

94 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2015 Cigliuti Barbaresco Vie Erte
94 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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An refined Barbaresco from a new producer in our import catalogue. Made on a small family estate on the Serraboella hill overlooking Neive, this seriously concentrated wine sees 26 months in Slovenian oak (an unusually long time for this style) yet retains a beautiful sense of purity and defined complexity. Regarded by Galloni as an "under the radar" estate offering far higher quality than the price, the new offering from Cigliuti is one to try.

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$74.99 in mixed 6+ or $83.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Nebbiolo

Its Origins

The Cigliuti family have been in the business for four generations, though it was not until 1964 that Renato, the present winemaker, began bottling the wine to sell. Of their 8 hectares, 6 are used for vines and 2 for their continuing hazelnut business. He is now helped in the cellar by his daughters, Claudia and Silvia. The Cigliutis practise "lutte raisonee", using only copper sulphate in the vineyards. Fermentation is done in stainless steel at controlled temperatures and maturation takes place in Slovenian and French large barrels and barriques. The Dolcetto is aged in big oak barrels for 2-3 months, an immensely attractive red fruited wine, spicy, with bright acidity and for early drinking. The Barbera is a particularly beautiful wine, one of the best modern style examples of this grape you can find. The Briccoserra has traditionally been a blend of Nebbiolo and barbera but now includes 10% Cabernet Sauvignon. Aged for 15 months in new barriques, but with such complexity of flavour that you would hardly know. The Barbaresco is aged in both large old oak barrels (60%) and new barriques (40%).

What The Critics Say

91-94/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2015 Barbaresco Vie Erte is fabulous. Deep, rich and racy, with striking inner perfume and sweetness, the 2015 is glorious. The heat of the year has softened some of the tannins this site often presents, while filling out what can at times be a rather austere frame. The 2015 won't be bottled for another year or so, but it is absolutely dazzling, even at this early stage."

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2030

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.

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