Luigi Baudana, Barolo Cerretta 2016 Bottle size: 750mlItaly, Piedmont
'Cerretta is one of my personal favorite growing sites in Serralunga d'Alba, thanks to that more pronounced mineral signature of rusty nail or crushed stone that comes into plain view. White marl soils cover reddish clay not too far under the surface. Those territorial markers are especially well defined in this classic vintage. The Luigi Baudana 2016 Barolo Cerretta unfolds slowly in the glass to reveal orange peel, blue flower and camphor ash. There is generous black fruit in there as well, carefully woven into the greater texture of the wine. The tannins are accessible and integrated, and that's an important fact to know when measuring the wine's drinking window. You could age it longer or even contemplate a cork-popping in the not-so-distant future (say after 2025). I love the lingering linearity of this 3,000-bottle production. Drink 2023 - 2043.' – Monica Larner, Wine Advocate, 96/100 (Jul 2020)
'The 2016 Barolo Cerretta is dark, virile and imposing. Black cherry, lavender, scorched earth, cloves, leather and a range of balsamic notes give the Cerretta its somber, virile feel. Ample and powerful yet also medium in body, the Cerretta captures so much of what makes Nebbiolo so captivating, specifically the ability for a wine to constantly transform in the glass. Drink 2024 - 2041.' – Antonio Galloni, Vinous, 95/100 (Feb 2020)
'This is perfumed, featuring graphite, white pepper and underbrush aromas, with a core of cherry and currant flavors. Elegant and linear, with firm tannins giving support on the finish, showing fine balance and length. Best from 2023 through 2043.' – Bruce Sanderson, Wine Spectator, 95/100 (Oct 2020)
About Luigi Baudana:
With only 2.6 hectares, Luigi Baudana is one of the smallest active wineries in Serralunga d’Alba and the entire Barolo region. The Baudana family has a long history in the region and, for over 30 years, Luigi and his wife Fiorina carried on the family’s heritage in Serralunga d’Alba. The Vajras of GD Vajra became custodians of the Luigi Baudana estate in 2009 and produce a set of incredible wines, including the benchmarks of Cerretta and Baudana.
|Blend information||100% Nebbiolo|
|Drink to||Long-term cellaring|
|Producer information||With only 2.6 hectares, Luigi Baudana is one of the smallest active wineries in Serralunga d'Alba and the entire Barolo region. The Baudana family has a long history in the region and, for over 30 years, Luigi and his wife Fiorina carried on the family's heritage in Serralunga d'Alba. The Vajras of GD Vajra became custodians of the Luigi Baudana estate in 2009 and produce a set of incredible wines, including the benchmarks of Cerretta and Baudana.|
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