2013 ceretto, barbaresco, asili
Why We're Buying
Wine critic Luigi Veronelli wrote, "The land, the land, the land, the land, always, the land." Investing in high-quality land is the best way to produce world-class wine. With Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili, the nebbiolo comes from a single vineyard that the Ceretto family has fostered for three generations. Give the Barbaresco at least five years in the cellar and watch the land reveal the best version of itself.
Enticing floral scents of rose and iris mingle with red fruit and aromatic herbs on this stunning wine. The elegant, structured palate doles out strawberry, sour cherry, clove and white pepper alongside bright acidity while noble, refined tannins provide the backbone. Give this a few more years to fully develop. Drink 2020 through 2028.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
The Ceretto 2013 Barbaresco Asili shows very nicely. The wine presents a slightly herbal personality with dried sage and rosemary that add to the balsamic intensity of the bouquet. Those characteristics contribute to a sense of vertical buoyancy and serve to underline the integrity of the fruit and oak-driven spice that are at the base of this wine. The results show impressive depth and lingering Nebbiolo flavors.