Winery: Ceretto
Region: Piedmont, Italy
Varietal/Blend: Nebbiolo
Category / Style: Full-bodied
Alcohol: 14.5%
Score: Robert Parker: 95+ Points

Tasting Notes: Excellent vintage. Perfectly ripe concentration of fruit with exquisite and approachable tannins

Ceretto offers a tour de force in the 2016 vintage with four excellent single-vineyard expressions from Bricco Rocche, Bussia, Brunate and Prapò. If you can't choose between those wines, you always have this excellent fallback. The classic 2016 Barolo offers dark intensity with great aromatic detailing. Fruit and some floral notes are followed by ferrous notes and a good amount of powdered licorice. The aromas are delicate and fragile; however, the wine deftly hides its power within the soft folds of its slender, mid-weight mouthfeel. This is a perfect go-to Barolo when you can't choose from all the excellent options in this benchmark 2016 vintage. This wine, like the others, hit the market in May 2020. (The Wine Advocate, July 2020)

Food Pairing: Well marbled red meats, Alba white truffles
Ceretto - Barolo DOCG 2016