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Barbaresco 'Serraboella', Cigliuti

Barbaresco 'Serraboella', Cigliuti
  • From 60 year old, southwest-facing vines
  • Calcareous soil in the  Serraboella cru
  • 350 meters above sea level
  • Fermentation and maceration: 15-20 days in steel vats at controlled temperatures with indigenous yeasts
  • Aged 26 months in 70% in Slavonian oak casks and 30% in French oak tonneaux (mostly used, up to 8 years old) depending upon the vintage
  • Approximately 580 cases produced annually
  • First produced in 1964
Producer:
Vintage:
2017
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barbaresco
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Vinous Media

Score:
93+
Date:
2020-10-22
Review:
The 2017 Barbaresco Serraboella captures all the best the vintage has to offer. Floral and lifted, the 2017 is a bit more red-fruited and lighter in body than most vintages, but it has plenty of depth as well. A more gracious, finessed side of this Neive cru emerges over time. The 2017 is a sensual, arrestingly beautiful Barbaresco from Cigliuti, although it has plenty of tannic grip. In 2017, the Serraboella doesn’t have the heft and darkness of most years, but at the same time, it reveals a different facet of this site, which is quite intriguing. Sadly, yields are down 80%. The Serraboella is typically done in a combination of cask and smaller barrels, but yields were tiny, only enough to fill a single cask. My impression is that the Serraboella could turn out to be one of the hidden gems of 2017.

Terroir Sense

Score:
94
Date:
2021-03-20
Review:
Bright red with a pale rim. Intense aromas and flavours of red cherry and berries are complicated by minerals and herbs. Nicely textured and suave, with scintillating acid-fruit-tannin balance, this offers lovely delicate herbal nuances on the nicely ripe red fruit finish. Very refined in an almost austere kind of way, I quite liked this..I have always thought Cigliuti’s Serraboella to give one of the denomination’s best Barbarescos: this wine is a very good example of what this high quality, downright magical vineyard site can deliver even in less than ideal vintages such as the hot and droughty 2017. Drinking window: 2024-2042