2012 LANGHE NEBBIOLO Cigliuti
- Grapes: Nebbiolo
- Colour: Red
- Origin: Italy, Piedmont
- ABV: 13.5%
Lea & Sandeman reviewThe same selection of fruit as the Vie Erte Barbaresco, aged eighteen months in slavonian oak foudres. Fine and bright fruit, with good tension. Floral and precise, it develops cherry and spice and a fine, subtle length. This is lovely now, but since it is really a Barbaresco with a little less barrel-ageing, it will undoubtedly keep and develop for many years. L&S
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Our introduction to the wines of Cigliuti was a bottle (followed over the ensuing months by several more) of their ‘Briccoserra, a 50/50 Barbera and Nebbiolo blend, many years back in Giuseppe Turi’s Putney restaurant ‘Enotecal Turi’. We have remained fans from a distance, and so are delighted now to be able to present these wines to our customers.
Sisters Claudia and Silvia Cigliuti have largely taken over the running of this vineyard from their father Renato. He was the first member of the family to begin bottling his own wine, back in 1964, roughly the same time as other pioneers in the region like Giacosa, but the family can trace its roots on this land back to the late eighteenth century.
Most of the vineyard and the winery is on the Serraboella hill, looking over Neive from the east, and it is the Barbaresco Serraboella which is the flagship wine of the estate. This hill, composed of calcareous marl and tufa soils, gives classic wines which combine the textural finesse of clay and the length and longevity of wines from limestone.
The vineyards are tended by the family, by hand, with low yields to ensure full ripeness every year.