2012 Cigliuti

Grapes Nebbiolo
Colour Red
Origin Italy, Piedmont
ABV 13.5%

The 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 (Nov 2013)

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Loads of black fruit - such ripeness and intensity. Very finely milled tannin, but it's indisputably Nebbiolo. Gorgeous rose fragrance too. VGV 2014-2024 Rating: 17+ Richard Hemming MW - (Apr 2014)

Loads of juicy red fruit here: really shining. Remarkably potent tannin. Sticks to the craw. Needs many years! 2018-2028 Rating: 17+ Richard Hemming MW - (Dec 2013)

If there is one of Cigliuti's entry-level wines that is worth an extra bit of effort to find, it is the 2012 Langhe Nebbiolo. A drop-dead gorgeous wine, the 2012 emerges from the glass with sweet red cherries, flowers, mint and spices. The Langhe Nebbiolo is made from parcel in the Erte vineyard and is aged five months in steel and five months in cask. It is essentially Barbaresco with a little less barrel and bottle age than mandated by law. Sweet floral and spice notes add brightness on the finish. 2014-2022 Rating: 91+ Antonio Galloni, (Nov 2013)


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.

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