2012 DOLCETTO D’ALBA Serraboella Cigliuti
‘Claudia and Silvia Cigliuti make one of the finest versions of dolcetto. Where others can be aggressively herbaceous, this is a seductive wine. The floral, expressive nose makes you want to dive in for a sip and when you do, damsons and a delicate hit of spice are to the fore.’ Hamish Anderson, The Telegraph (Jun 2014)
Origin: Italy, Piedmont District: Alba
Vineyard: Serraboella ABV: 13%
Lea & Sandeman review
‘There is such precision here! Floral, violet scent and then a tension of very fine tannin both lifts and gives a welcome lengthening seriousness to the delicate yet intense fruit.’ L&S
Other reviews and comments
‘Freshly cut flowers, dark red berries, mint and licorice waft from the glass in the 2012 Dolcetto d’Alba Vigna Serraboella. This is a classic, mid-weight Dolcetto in its aromas and flavors. The Dolcetto is done in steel and its recent bottling has muted some of the bouquet, but another few months should help the elements come together even more. With some air, the 2012 opens up very nicely. This is a beautiful wine from Cigliuti.’ Drink: 2013-2018 – 89 Points – Antonio Galloni, www.vinousmedia.com
Azienda Agricola Filli Cigliuti
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. Most of the vineyard and the winery is on the Serraboella hill, looking over Neive from the east; the vineyards are tended by the family, by hand, with low yields to ensure full ripeness every year.
La Famiglia Cigliuti
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