2017 Ettore Germano Barolo Cerretta (750ml) Pre-Arrival15 0 0 0
Sergio Germano and his wife Elena Bonelli farm throughout Serralunga d'Alba in the Cerretta, Prapò and Lazzarito crus. Their farming is certified organic and all the wines are made following local traditions. The winery is still run in its entirety by the Germano family from cultivation, winemaking and sale of their wine.
"Aromas of menthol, dark spice and rose form the enticing nose. Showing its Serralunga pedigree, the palate is youthfully austere but incredibly refined, delivering ripe raspberry, Morello cherry and licorice along with hints of coffee bean and hazelnut. A backbone of fine-grained tannins provides firm support. Drink now–2047." 96 points - Kerin O’Keefe (Wine Enthusiast, July 2021)
"The Ettore Germano 2017 Barolo Cerretta shows a shiny ruby color and lots of ambient light. The bouquet is nuanced and detailed, with cassis, dried cranberry, camphor ash and crushed flowers. This wine excels in terms of texture, thanks to that twofold combination of structure and elegant silkiness. This is a sharply chiseled and focused Cerretta release of some 75,000 bottles." 94+ points - Monica Larner (Wine Advocate, June 2021)