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The Nebbiolo grapes for this wine are sourced exclusively from the Cesare family’s own vineyards: the famous “Il Bricco” Estate and the great hill of San Stefanetto, both located in the village of Treiso. One third of the wine was aged in French oak botti and barriques (one third new) for 30 months. The remainder spent three years in large French oak casks.
A very classic Barbaresco, this is an elegant wine with ripe, spicy fruit and great depth and complexity. The gentle tannins show finesse, but make no mistake: this is a Barbaresco with structure and opulence. It shows very long ageing potential.
“Strains of sweet vanilla shine through the cherry, menthol and iron flavors in this austere, tensile red. Needs time for the fruit to assert itself, yet the aftertaste finds equilibrium. Best from 2022 through 2033. 1,600 cases made.”
91 points, Wine Spectator, Sept 2018
“There is form to this wine. The ripe tannins and fresh and focused fruit give this wine tension and beauty, especially for this vintage. Medium body and a bright finish. Drink or hold.”
91 points, JamesSuckling.com, June 2018