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    2018 Giacomo Conterno "Cerretta" Barolo (Piedmont, IT) 5R


    Medium-bodied wines with more structure and a mouth-feel similar to whole milk

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    2018 Giacomo Conterno "Cerretta" Barolo (Piedmont, IT) 5R

    97 Points, Robert Parker

    "Tasted from barrel, the Giacomo Conterno 2018 Barolo Cerretta is shaping up to be a beauty. What stands out most at this very young stage is the quality and the elegant tightness of the tannins. Cerretta fruit from Serralunga d'Alba makes for powerful, structured and concentrated Nebbiolo that is delivered with naked clarity and outstanding purity. These qualities are clearly linked to the vineyard site and less to the conservative efforts executed at the winery. You taste the crunch or the nervous quality of the grape skins and pulp with dark and purple berry nuances and rusty or mineral overtones that hint at the more significant presence of clay in these soils."

    About The Varietal


    Nebbiolo is the prominent grape variety responsible for the high-quality red wines found in northwestern Italy, especially the robust reds of Barolo and Barbaresco. These wines are often characterized by a unique aroma that combines scents of "tar and roses." Nebbiolo wines typically exhibit moderate body, robust tannins, elevated acidity, and are highly sought after, often commanding premium prices.


    Medium-bodied wines with more structure and a mouth-feel similar to whole milk