Situated between the municipal districts of La Morra and Barolo, Cerequio is considered one the most prestigious cru of Barolo. It is magnificent amphitheater of vineyards where the soils, exposure and microclimate come together to create exceptional Barolos. Choicest position, as described in 1880 by Lorenzo Fantini, author of the first monography about viticulture in the province of Cuneo, it was included among the Top Category crus by Renato Ratti, in the celebrated Mappa del Barolo published in 1965, the basis of today’s classification in MGA, or Additional Geographical Definitions, which designates this area as having absolute prestige.

94 Points
Wine Advocate
2013 vintage
93 Points
2013 vintage
Harvest Note
2013 will be remembered as the most delayed in the last 20 years. Winter was cold but average, with frequent snowfall and rain, that lasted from November to April. Beautiful and warm days arrived in June favoring a perfect summer growing season. In August, the beautiful weather continued with excellent day / night temperature variation. These conditions allowed for constant maturity with excellent development of aromas. At the turn of August and September there were three days of precipitation, followed by a month of good weather in October and finishing out the season with several days of rain. Because of the rains, the harvest took place very late, comparable to historic vintages of the 70s and 80s. Happily, all the grapes arrived at the winery in perfect maturity and health conditions. The red wines produced extraordinary results: wines rich, with very distinct scents and with great freshness.
Tasting Note
Bright garnet with light orange hues. Rich and powerful at first, but extremely elegant with a texture of silky, enveloping tannins; great harmony and long-tasting flavor. On the nose, the wine is complex and intense with great charm, with balsamic notes, violet, small black fruits, truffle and fine spices.
Food Pairing
Pairs well with tagliolini with d’Alba truffe, stew, risotto with Barolo, well-matured cheeses.
Technical Data
GRAPES: 100% Nebbiolo
PH: 3.60
ACIDITY: 5.85 g/l
ABV: 14%
AGING: 3 years in large casks
Unique Selling Points
  • A stellar example of single vineyard Barolo

About the Grape

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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