The Cerequio vineyard’s soil composition and especially mild climate are qualities that make it one of the most prestigious crus of the Langhe. Rigorously selected grapes for this auspicious bottling come from an area called the “balcony of the Langhe,” situated at 1,200 feet in elevation within the La Morra commune. With tortonian calcareous Sant’Agata marl, the soils have a bluish color due to the high content of magnesium and manganese. In the cellar, high-temperature fermentation on the skins is followed by aging in 700-liter oak tonneaux and then in bottle before release.

96 Points
Blue Lifestyle
2015 vintage
95 Points
Wine Enthusiast
2015 vintage
Harvest Note
The 2015 vintage had ideal climatic conditions, which allowed the grapes to mature perfectly. The rain in August, followed by a sunny September with good thermal excursion between day and night temperatures, favoured a slow ripening of the Nebbiolo grapes in Barolo, which resulted in a harvest during a normal time period (October 2-5). The Barolo labels from this vintage have remarkable structure and are distinguished by a marked richness and aromatic elegance with notes of sweet fruit and spice. The palate is silky, with tannins that linger. It is a great vintage that can be enjoyed young, but is also has ageing potential.
Tasting Note
The color is ruby red with garnet hints. Great character and complex notes of mature fruit, mint, eucaluptus and fine spices on the nose. The palate is rich in structure with a weave of fine tannins, standing out for its elegance and harmony, which highlights this truly unique Barolo cru.
Food Pairing
Great pairings for this wine are red meat dishes, game and ripe, hard cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
APPELLATION: Barolo DOCG
PH: 3.6
ACIDITY: 5.95 g/l
ABV: 14.1%
AGING: The wine was aged for 3 years, 2 years in 55hl oak vats, then 1 year in bottle
Unique Selling Points
  • Produced only in excellent vintages with very limited quantities
  • Cerequio is one the most prestigious crus of Barolo
  • The Cerequio vineyard is considered to be one of the top three vineyards in Barolo
  • Very low yield, hand harvested with summer thinning of excess bunches

About the Grape

Nebbiolo
Young Nebbiolo can be tough, acidic and tannic; but mature, its blackberry and wild cherry flavors and aromas develop complex and sublime violet, rose petal, truffle and tar notes.
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