BARBARESCO

2009 Serraboella Cigliuti

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Grapes Nebbiolo
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Piedmont
Village Barbaresco
ABV 15%
Vineyard Serraboella

This is one of those I want to go on smelling – no rush to put it in my mouth. Super-fine dry texture, still all compact and only beginning to open. Paper-fine texture but compact. Great length and precision and all till to come. Drinking range: 2019 - 2035 Rating: 18 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com (Nov 2015)

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Nutty, smoky nose. Traditional, stolid build. 2020-2030 Rating: 16 Richard Hemming - www.JancisRobinson.com (Dec 2013)

The 2009 Barbaresco Serraboella fleshes out beautifully on the mid-palate, with generous, radiant fruit and compelling richness. Here, too, Cigliuti has done a fabulous job of capturing the personality of the year while maintaining plenty of Nebbiolo typicity and structure. This is easily one of the best wines in what has turned out to be a challenging vintage for Barbaresco in general. The Serraboella was aged in a combination of 60% cask and 40% French oak barrique and tonneaux. Here, the style of the wine and vintage marries well with the oak. 2014-2027 Rating: 92-94 Antonio Galloni, www.vinous.com (Nov 2013)

The 2009 Barbaresco Serraboella fleshes out beautifully on the mid-palate, with generous, radiant fruit and compelling richness. Here, too, Cigliuti has done a fabulous job of capturing the personality of the year while maintaining plenty of Nebbiolo typicity and structure. This is easily one of the best wines in what has turned out to be a challenging vintage for Barbaresco in general. The Serraboella was aged in a combination of 60% cask and 40% French oak barrique and tonneaux. Here, the style of the wine and vintage marries well with the oak. Drinking range: 2014 - 2027 Rating: 92-94 Antonio Galloni, The Wine Advocate (Oct 2012)

Cigliuti

Sisters Claudia and Silvia Cigliuti took 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.

Christmas Piedmont Mixed Case

This case makes a fantastic present for wine-lovers - and also the perfect selection to help you navigate the holiday season. For those in the know, Piedmont is somewhat of a holy grail when it comes to food and wine. It can take years to get to know the specific styles of wine and the esoteric grapes that thrive here - but when the penny drops, when you open your mind to these great wines - the rewards are limitless. This fantastic selection will get you straight into the Piedmont groove, a fast-track course in great Northern Italian wines. - with gorgeous wines from top producers that share the full range of styles and incredible quality that can only be found in this hilly corner of Italy. Tanti Auguri!

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