Ceretto Barbaresco 2016 - New Canaan Wine
Ceretto Barbaresco 2016
SKU: 11186

Ceretto Barbaresco 2016

  • ws94
  • v92
  • we89


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Category Red Wine
Region Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco
Brand Ceretto
Alcohol/vol 14.5%
This classic Barbaresco is a blend of our finest vineyards, a small part of Asili, the part with younger vineyards, and the lowest part of Bernadot in Treiso. With the union of these two different expressions, the wine achieves a better balance than vinifying the two wines as separate parcels. While on the one side there is the explosive finesse of Asili and on the other, the fullness of the Treiso cru, in the glass we find the right balance; the result is a delicious and traditional wine, a perfect example of an area that moves between structure and elegance.
Wine Spectator
  • ws94

Bright cherry and strawberry fruit glides over a backbone of dusty tannins in this linear red. Balanced and harmonious, with a long aftertaste that shows floral, tobacco and spicy notes. Best from 2023 through 2043. 1,500 cases made, 350 cases imported.

Bruce Sanderson, April 30, 2020
  • v92

Ceretto's entry-level 2016 Barbaresco has all of the energy and vibrancy it showed as a barrel sample. The 2016 is not big or obvious, instead it offers superb persistence and striking balance. Sweet red cherry, mint, pine, licorice and candied orange peel all grace this exquisite entry-level Barbaresco from Ceretto. The straight Barbaresco is a blend of approximately 65% Bernardot and 35% Asili from younger vines and lower, less well-exposed parcels.

Antonio Galloni, November 2019
Wine Enthusiast
  • we89

Dark-skinned fruit, truffle, fragrant blue flower and wild herb aromas are front and center. The structured palate delivers succulent Marasca cherry, crushed raspberry, star anise and a hint of tobacco alongside the warmth of evident alcohol. Taut, fine-grained tannins and vibrant acidity lend focused support. Drink 2024-2036.

Kerin O'Keefe, September 1, 2019