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2016 Cigliuti Barbaresco Vie Erte

2016 Cigliuti Barbaresco Vie Erte

94 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2016 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

"Cigliuti's 2016 Barbaresco Vie Erte is usually a bit more harmonious at this stage than it is today, but that is likely a good sign for its potential development. Even so, it is easy to see that the 2016 has quite a bit of resonance and power. There is a lot to look forward to here. I can't wait to taste the 2016 from bottle."

16.5/20 JancisRobinson.com, Julia Harding

"Lightish ruby with a touch of brick at the rim. Complex aromas and flavours of red fruit, dried tomato, and the first signs of maturity – mulched leaves, but very slight and giving a slight umami character. Texture is thick and chalky even though the tannins are paper-fine. Lots of freshness in the texture as well as the acidity. From Bricco di Neive. Sandy soils, vines aged 20 years. 26 months in big Slavonian oak. (JH)." Drink 2020 - 2030

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750ml

  • Maturity

    2019 - 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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