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Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche 2001

  • WE94
  • WS93
  • JS93
  • W&S92
750ML / 13% ABV
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Winemaker Notes

This wine has a deep garnet color with crimson hues. Complex aromas of cherries, raisins, dried flowers, smoky vanilla, and cigar box are apparent on the nose while flavors of red fruits and sweet spices abound on the palate. This is a rich, full-bodied wine with velvety soft tannins and balanced acidity and a long, appealing finish.

This wine is best paired with dishes with powerful flavors. Beef, lamb, veal, rabbit and pheasant all wonderfully marry with the deep flavors of this wine. Dishes with wild mushrooms and truffles such as risottos are wonderful companions as well as the deep flavors complement one another beautifully.

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WE 94
Wine Enthusiast
Shows great precision in its aromas and flavors, delivering ripe cherries, floral and herbal notes in a swirl of complexity that never seems muddled or cluttered. Medium-bodied—despite great intensity of flavor it never feels weighty or heavy. Finishes with dusty tannins, so although its approachable now, it should easily go 20 years.
WS 93
Wine Spectator
Extremely floral and pretty, with roses, light plums and light, fresh herb character. Full-bodied, with well-integrated tannins and a long, light spice and vanilla aftertaste. Lots of new wood.
JS 93
James Suckling
Very floral and pretty, with light plums, roses and hints of fresh herbs. This wine shows refined tannins, with a full body and a plum and light spice aftertaste. Coming together nicely.
W&S 92
Wine & Spirits
From the prime spot on Ceretto's Bricco Rocche hill, this intense young Barolo balances classical elegance with generous weight. Tannins blanket the dark fruit, holding the middle of it in an iron porcini-scented grip. Then there's a moment when the structure seems softer, as if expanding after an initial contraction. The wine itself seems to breathe in and out, on one taste accessible, impenetrable the next. The Ceretto brothers first bottled this cru in 1982; their 2001 should thrive in the cellar for two decades or more.
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The Langhe hills of Piedmont constitute that area of northern Italy where the wide and flat Pò river valley suddenly disappears and gives way on all sides to hulking and precipitous slopes. The Langhe hills are more than hills. They are ancient and rugged earth. Their narrow peaks are topped by castles, and they are thick to the horizon with grapevines. The Langhe hills are home to a small group of farmers and winemakers who, together, have succeeded in creating some of the planet’s finest expressions of place.

The Ceretto family is among that fortunate group. For three generations members of the Ceretto family have transformed the fruit of the Langhe’s vineyards into wines that speak of the regions identity. The famed Italian gastronome and intellectual Luigi Veronelli wrote, "The land, the land, the land, the land, always, the land." This philosophy is central to the Ceretto family. Reverence for this land has passed from Riccardo, who blended fruit from the region’s best vineyards, to Bruno and Marcello, who purchased Langhe vineyards and began bottling single crus, and finally to Alessandro, who is taking the winery into the 21st century by using natural methods to foster vines that are stronger, healthier, and more in balance with their environment. The Ceretto family has always been committed to producing the most expressive and authentic wines their land can yield.

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The center of the production of the world’s most exclusive and age-worthy red wines made from Nebbiolo, the Barolo wine region includes five core townships: La Morra, Monforte d’Alba, Serralunga d’Alba, Castiglione Falletto and the Barolo village itself, as well as a few outlying villages. The landscape of Barolo, characterized by prominent and castle-topped hills, is full of history and romance centered on the Nebbiolo grape. Its wines, with the signature “tar and roses” aromas, have a deceptively light garnet color but full presence on the palate and plenty of tannins and acidity. In a well-made Barolo wine, one can expect to find complexity and good evolution with notes of, for example, strawberry, cherry, plum, leather, truffle, anise, fresh and dried herbs, tobacco and violets.

There are two predominant soil types here, which distinguish Barolo from the lesser surrounding areas. Compact and fertile Tortonian sandy marls define the vineyards farthest west and at higher elevations. Typically the Barolo wines coming from this side, from La Morra and Barolo, can be approachable relatively early on in their evolution and represent the “feminine” side of Barolo, often closer in style to Barbaresco with elegant perfume and fresh fruit.

On the eastern side of the Barolo wine region, Helvetian soils of compressed sandstone and chalks are less fertile, producing wines with intense body, power and structured tannins. This more “masculine” style comes from Monforte d’Alba and Serralunga d’Alba. The township of Castiglione Falletto covers a spine with both soil types.

The best Barolo wines need 10-15 years before they are ready to drink, and can further age for several decades.

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Responsible for some of the most elegant and age-worthy wines in the world, Nebbiolo, named for the ubiquitous autumnal fog (called nebbia in Italian), is the star variety of northern Italy’s Piedmont region. Grown throughout the area, as well as in the neighboring Valle d’Aosta and Valtellina, it reaches its highest potential in the Piedmontese villages of Barolo, Barbaresco and Roero. Outside of Italy, growers are still very much in the experimentation stage but some success has been achieved in parts of California. Somm Secret—If you’re new to Nebbiolo, start with a charming, wallet-friendly, early-drinking Langhe Nebbiolo or Nebbiolo d'Alba.

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