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“Barolo is more than one of the world's great wines and a partner to one of Italy's most varied and refined cuisines. It's an evocative landscape of gently rolling hills covered by a quilt of vineyards and topped by medieval villages with winding cobblestone streets and views to the Alps.” ~ Wine Spectator.
Schiavenza is located in the magical region of Serralunga d'Alba, in the Barolo DOCG. This winery, which began with the brothers Vittorio and Ugo, is currently managed by Luciano Pira. Luciano and Nebbiolo are like synonyms, this brilliant agronomist has been producing some of the most exceptional Nebbiolos from this region.
Schiavenza is made up of more than 24 acres of vineyards in Serralunga d'Alba, plus some acres in Monforte d'Alba, both vineyards are home to excellent quality, top-tier, artisanal red wines. Everything about Schiavenza winery is impressive, the winery radiates the culture of the Piedmont area.
Cerretta's grapes come from vineyards located in the village of Serralunga d'Alba This is an amazing Barolo that Robert Parker described as "the most structured of the various Barolos made by Schiavenza, a producer who specializes in Nebbiolo from Serralunga d'Alba"
2015 was a great year for Piedmont. Wine Spectator blessed this vintage with a 95-point score, and said it resulted in "vibrant Barolos with red fruit flavors, showing balance." If there's value to find in Barolo, this is it!
Tasting Notes: 100% Nebbiolo.
See Critical Reviews for detailed tasting notes.
This is the most structured of the various Barolos made by Schiavenza, a producer who specializes in Nebbiolo from Serralunga d'Alba. This wine is tight and firm, surely a bit closed at this young stage. The 2015 Barolo Cerretta promises to expand and relax with more time in the bottle. Previous vintages have aged to produce lovely notes of smoke, tar, and grilled herbs. It should shape up to be another good hearty red-meat Barolo. ~93 Robert Parker
A dense, muscular style, exhibiting plum and black cherry fruit, allied to broad, beefy tannins. Tar, menthol, and iron flavors power through the heady finish. Best from 2023 through 2043. 433 cases made, 166 cases imported. ~93 Wine Spectator
A dense and flavorful red with dark berry, plum, and spice character. Lots of cedar and berries. Full body, chewy tannins, and a delicious finish. Some tile and earth undertones at the end. ~93 James Suckling
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