Ceretto Bricco Asili Barbaresco 2006

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

$155.00 $79.99
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Item No. 101750
  • red wine
  • collectible wine
  • W&S94
  • RP92
Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:
  • 1997
  • W&S94
  • RP91
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Winemaker's Notes

A complex, ethereal bouquet with hints of dog-rose, violet and liquorice. With its caressing, dry taste, in the mouth this wine highlights the excellence in the range of Barbarescos. Though it is capable of exciting the taste-buds after just a year in the bottle, the sensations are sure to increase on ageing: we recommend 3 to 15 years.

Critical Acclaim

"When nebbiolo captures the earthiness of Piedmont's soil, it delivers the scent of this classic Barbaresco, something close to porcini and cherry bark. There's also something floral in this wine, hinting at rose and jasmine. The tannic structure is fine, firm enough to keep the generous fruit in check. The structure is already integrated and the flavors are long thought relatively closed, needing bottle age to become more expressive. For the cellar."
94 Points

"The 2006 Barbaresco Bricco Asili opens with a gorgeous bouquet of sweet roses, raspberries and spices that meld seamlessly into a core of super-ripe fruit. Soft and generous on the palate, the Bricco Asili reveals lovely length and a generous, enveloping finish. The tannins are quite soft in the 2006, which leads me to believe the wine will drink nicely with a minimum of cellaring. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2021. "
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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