Ceretto Barolo Prapò 2001

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

Price: $79.99
Item No. 91604
  • W&S94
  • WN92
  • WS91
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 2003
  • WS90
  • 2000
  • WS93
  • RP91
  • 1997
  • RP95
  • WS93
  • WE92
  • 1996
  • W&S93
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Winemaker's Notes

This Barolo reflects the most typical style of the wine's virtuosity and aristocracy. Ethereal nose and aromas of withered roses fail to suppress a slight fragrance of underbrush, which makes it extremely well-balanced and rounded. With its excellent acidity and tannicity, it can have a very lengthy cellar life: 15-25 years.

"Prapo is the most beautifully formed of the Ceretto 2001s, at least at this early stage of development. It offers intense power and length of flavor on a light frame, without any perceptible alcohol to diminish the freshness and succulence of the bright, berried fruit. Tannins direct the flavors without getting in the way, so the wine feels sleek, a tense line of nebbiolo with the amplitude and depth that will sustain it for 15 to 20 years."
Wine & Spirits
94 points

"Heady aromas of cranberry, strawberry, red licorice, tobacco, smoke and nutmeg. Very tangy flavors of sweet raspberry, citrus blossom, clove and oak char are crisp and racy. Dried fruit and cedar highlight the bold finish."
The Wine News
92 points

Learn About Ceretto Map ItMap It

For more than 80 years, the Ceretto family has been making wine in Piedmont's Langhe region of Italy and has set the benchmark for quality among Barolo and Barbaresco producers. The family is most well known for producing coveted single-vineyard Nebbiolo wines and introducing high-quality Arneis and Moscato. Today, the Ceretto name is synonymous with estate-grown, carefully produced wines, each expressing purity and elegance.

Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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