2019 Ceretto Barolo Brunate
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  • Biodynamic

2019 Ceretto Barolo Brunate

Piedmont, ITALY
$430. 00
$5160.00 Dozen
ABV: 14%
Closure: Cork

The Ceretto family are pioneers in Piedmont, and much of their international renown has been built on their fastidious work in the vineyards, and their (at the time) revolutionary approach to promoting the concept of cru wines in the region. This idea of highlighting specific vineyards chosen for their enduring excellence was something Bruno and Marcello Ceretto learnt after visiting Burgundy in the 1960's. Applying this approach to Barolo and Barbaresco has further elevated these wines to now be counted amongst the most appreciated and prestigious wines in the world.

Other Reviews....
This wine sees fruit sourced from one of the most distinctive crus in the appellation that is known for elegant and powerful wines. The organic 2019 Barolo Brunate has power and a good amount of brawn, whereas wines from La Morra tend to be softer and silkier overall. This wine, however, shows dark fruit flavors, pretty chalky mineral definition and fragrant iris. Everything is delivered with nuanced intensity. Drink 2025 - 2048.
96+ points
Monica Larner - Wine Advocate (Aug 25, 2023)

The 2019 Barolo Brunate is gorgeous. We have clearly moved from Barbaresco and into Barolo in this tasting. Rich, creamy and inviting, the Brunate possesses gorgeous depth and striking textural resonance. Red fruit, spice, tobacco and cedar open first, followed by a range of savory and floral top notes that extend effortlessly. There's terrific energy and class here. Drink 2029-2044.
95 points
Antonio Galloni - Vinous

The purity of fruit and flowers is exceptional with lavender and blue berry aromas that follow through to a medium to full body with ultra-fine tannins and a long and racy finish. Better in four or five years but shows its greatness already. One of the great Brunate’s from here in a long time.
98 points

RIpe, sweet, floral jammy tones on the nose, burnt/toasted patisserie, a baked fruit pie smell that is so wonderfully alluring about the Ceretto wines to me. Stylish and svelte, this has supreme charm despite being a powerhouse of a wine. Dense but sleek tannins fill the mouth, powdery and slightly metallic, a gorgeous minerality, but also with cola, dark chocolate, raspberries and pink flowers. It's taught and direct, not friendly so much, but so well worked with drive and persistency. Lively and upfront, this is out to charm and it does but in a quiet, compelling direct way. Characterful and delicious. Slate edged finish leaving the salinity. Punchy and piercing the whole way through - just excellent. New to the Place de Bordeaux this year. Drink 2024 - 2040.
97 points
Georgina Hindle - Decanter