2016 Giovanni Rosso Barolo Cerretta (750ml)

2016 Giovanni Rosso Barolo Cerretta (750ml)

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"These are some of the best - maybe the best - Barolos I have tasted from Davide Rosso. The 2016s have a level of transparency and finesse I don't recall seeing in the past. The 2016 Barolos spent about 25 days on the skins with pumpovers, with one delestage, and malolactic fermentation in either steel or cement. The Barolos were racked into cask the following spring after a natural decantation, where they spent three years in wood. The Serra and Cerretta are aged in French oak cask, while the Rionda is done entirely in Slavonian oak." - Antonio Galloni (Vinous)

"Rose, red-berry, camphor and dark-spice aromas slowly emerge in the glass. Showing Serralunga's hallmark of firm structure and finesse, the full-bodied, youthfully tense palate delivers juicy red cherry, raspberry compote, dried mint and licorice set against a backbone of noble tannins. Bright acidity keeps it impeccably balanced. Drink 2026–2056." 97 points Cellar Selection - Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 2020)

"The Giovanni Rosso 2016 Barolo Cerretta is a tight, focused and high-energy expression of Nebbiolo. Red and purple fruit aromas of cassis, dried cranberry and cherry provide pretty highlights, but ample space is given to those equally pretty aromas of licorice, campfire ash and candied orange peel that so deftly play supporting roles. To the palate, this is a glossy, polished wine with enough tannic kick to carry it forward for another 10 or 20 years of cellar aging." 95 points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, July 2020)

"The 2016 Barolo Cerretta is another impressive wine from Davide Rosso. Ample and resonant in the glass, with terrific freshness, the Cerretta captures all the best the vintage has to offer. Sweet red berry fruit, blood orange, cinnamon, wild flowers and mint emerge from the glass, but only with some reluctance. Time really brings out the wine's textural depth nicely. I would give the 2016 a few years in bottle." 95 points - Antonio Galloni (Vinous, October 2020)