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Ceretto Barbaresco DOCG Asili Piedmont 2012

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Wine Description: The name of the wine, Asili, refers to the Asili vineyard where the grapes are sourced. This is one of the coveted cru sites of the Barbaresco production zone. Indigenous yeasts start the fermentation, which takes place in stainless steel. A 10-15 day maceration period follows. Malolactic conversion takes place over the winter following harvest, after which the wine is refined in medium to large barrels of up to 25HL capacity. Tasting Notes: This single-vineyard Barbaresco expresses a complex, ethereal bouquet with notes of dried cherries, roses, violets, licorice, and sweet tobacco. On the palate, this wine highlights excellence in the range of Barbaresco. Though capable of exciting the taste buds after just one year in bottle, this wine's true excellence shows after 5-10 years. Food Pairing: Pair this wine with a regional specialty like bollito misto alla Piemontese, a complex dish consisting of seven types of meat and seven different vegetables. Type of oak: French Length of aging before bottling: 24 months Length of bottle aging: 8 months Alcohol: 14.5 % pH level: 3.6 Residual sugar: 0.0 g/L Acidity: 5.4 g/L

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Azienda Ceretto:
The Langhe like the old West: mysterious, sun-blessed moorland, and hills which are still wild and untamable despite the Cartesian logic of their division into rows of vines. An El Dorado. A frontier land with its own gold rushes, pioneers, family sagas, gambles that paid off and hard-earned fortunes, and blood ties that develop into deep roots. The history of the Ceretto brand has all of this... Read more
The Langhe like the old West: mysterious, sun-blessed moorland, and hills which are still wild and untamable despite the Cartesian logic of their division into rows of vines. An El Dorado. A frontier land with its own gold rushes, pioneers, family sagas, gambles that paid off and hard-earned fortunes, and blood ties that develop into deep roots. The history of the Ceretto brand has all of this: three generations whose mission for more than seventy years has been excellence in wine, ambassador of Piedmont and Italy throughout the world. It was Riccardo, the founder, who decided to harness the creative energy of a unique region by planting the first vineyards and setting up the original nucleus of the family firm in Alba. The turning-point in terms of future development came in the Sixties however, with the arrival on the scene of his sons: Bruno, at the helm of the commercial side of the business, and Marcello, as Technical Director. As unlike yet united and complementary as only certain close relatives can be, the Barolo Brothers (as they are known abroad, in an epithet worthy of Sergio Leone) set out to gradually improve the quality of their product. They achieved this by basing their ethos on the concept of terroir, pursuing the very foundations of taste and selecting the finest crus of Barolo and Barbaresco. In little more than thirty years, the Ceretto brothers created a network of small independent estates in the Langhe and Roero, purchasing over 120 hectares (300 acres) of land to form a constellation of cellars producing outstanding labels such as the Bricco Rocche Barolos, the Bricco Asili Barbarescos, Blangé Arneis, Moscato from Vignaioli di Santo Stefano, Dolcetto, Barbera, Langhe Monsordo and grappas. While precision and clarity may be the common threads running through their entrepreneurial strategy, flair and imagination are the distinguishing features of the company’s collateral projects: wineries that bear the stamp of famous designers and architects, labels that are works of graphic art, and book prizes and musical events, because wine is above-all culture. Meanwhile, in 1999 - with almost symbolic timing given that the new millennium was about to begin - the next generation joined the family business: Marcello’s heirs, Lisa and Alessandro, in finance & administration and production respectively; and Roberta, Bruno’s firstborn, working in public relations and the promotion of parallel ventures, while her brother, Federico, took on responsibility for the export markets. Drawing on the craft and temperament, and the aptitude and skills of their fathers, the new generation of Cerettos is demonstrating that tradition also means transition, looking to the future whilst continuing along the twin tracks laid down by their parents. Read less

External Reviews for Ceretto Barbaresco DOCG Asili Piedmont

External Review
Source: We Speak Wine
02/03/2017

Wine Description: The name of the wine, Asili, refers to the Asili vineyard where the grapes are sourced. This is one of the coveted cru sites of the Barbaresco production zone. Indigenous yeasts start the fermentation, which takes place in stainless steel. A 10-15 day maceration period follows. Malolactic conversion takes place over the winter following harvest, after which the wine is refined in medium to large barrels of up to 25HL capacity. Tasting Notes: This single-vineyard Barbaresco expresses a complex, ethereal bouquet with notes of dried cherries, roses, violets, licorice, and sweet tobacco. On the palate, this wine highlights excellence in the range of Barbaresco. Though capable of exciting the taste buds after just one year in bottle, this wine's true excellence shows after 5-10 years. Food Pairing: Pair this wine with a regional specialty like bollito misto alla Piemontese, a complex dish consisting of seven types of meat and seven different vegetables. Type of oak: French Length of aging before bottling: 24 months Length of bottle aging: 8 months Alcohol: 14.5 % pH level: 3.6 Residual sugar: 0.0 g/L Acidity: 5.4 g/L



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