Fratelli Cigliuti Barbaresco
The cru of Serraboella occupies slopes south-east of, and across from the town of Neive. It is shared between Cigliuti and PAITIN. Of Renato Cigliuti’s 6 ha, 2.5 with a south-west aspect are planted to Nebbiolo. The resultant Barbaresco shows the craft of a dedicated grower. Concentrated, it shows some oak influence and quite powerful but ripe tannnins which enable it to improve for a decade or more. Briccoserra, a Barbera/Nebbiolo blend sourced mostly from the nearby Bricco vineyards, has unexpected breadth and intensity while Dolcetto and Barbera rarely disappoint. A small part of Serraboella’s Barbera fruit has been bottled as Campass since 2000. BarbarescoVigna Erte is another good example but without the extra depth and refinement of Serraboella.
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