2017 Cigliuti Barbaresco Serraboella

93 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
In stock
A powerful Barbaresco from one of the region's most famous vineyards. This new import from the renowned Cigliuti family was grown in their trademark Serraboella vineyard. Located in the hills above Nieve, and this site traditionally produces reds that are comparable in quality, density and depth to the very most renowned Crus in Barbaresco town itself (like the famously Barolo-like wines of Montestefano). Needing a little time but able to improve for decades, the legendary Cigliuti Serraboella is one of the new and true gems of our Piedmont range. Collect!
$105.00 in mixed 6+ or $120.00 per bottle

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

93+/100 Vinous, Antonio Galloni

"The 2017 Barbaresco Serraboella captures all the best the vintage has to offer. Floral and lifted, the 2017 is a bit more red-fruited and lighter in body than most vintages, but it has plenty of depth as well. A more gracious, finessed side of this Neive cru emerges over time. The 2017 is a sensual, arrestingly beautiful Barbaresco from Cigliuti, although it has plenty of tannic grip. In 2017, the Serraboella doesn’t have the heft and darkness of most years, but at the same time, it reveals a different facet of this site, which is quite intriguing. Sadly, yields are down 80%. The Serraboella is typically done in a combination of cask and smaller barrels, but yields were tiny, only enough to fill a single cask. My impression is that the Serraboella could turn out to be one of the hidden gems of 2017." Drink 2023 - 2037

94/100 The Wine Front, Gary Walsh (2016 vintage)

"Red cherry, strawberry, aniseed, floral perfume. Medium-bodied, silty tannin, mouth-perfume, succulent red fruits and liquorice, fresh but rich, light pumice stone tannin trailing on the finish. Altogether very nice." Drink 2022 - 2032+

Variety Nebbiolo
Region Piedmont
Closure Cork
Volume 750ml
Maturity 2023 - 2037

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with STRONG CHEESE

Taste

4

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