2013 ceretto, barolo, brunate
Why We're Buying
Ceretto Casa Vinicola was among the first Barolo producers to modernize its wines, starting in the 1970s. The revolutionary decision paid off with wines like Ceretto Barolo Brunate, a red wine that captures an authentic expression of the land.
Aromas of menthol, red berry, coffee and blue flower waft from the glass along with whiffs of chopped aromatic herb. The aromas follow through to the velvety palate along with Marasca cherry, raspberry and licorice. Firm, fine-grained tannins provide a structured framework.
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate
Ceretto's 2013 Barolo Brunate shows dark garnet luminosity with subtle hues of cooked brick at the rims. By appearance alone, this is a very inviting Barolo. The bouquet is a bit softer and more delicate in this vintage. The wine shows a beautiful side of the usually more potent and austere Brunate cru. Following in a similar theme, the mouthfeel is lightly layered and nuanced. The yielding tannins make this wine slightly more accessible, although it is also built for long aging should that be your preference. The wine is versatile and approachable in the medium term as well.
Leafy, tar and earth aromas and flavors give way to cherry, licorice and oak spice notes with a little air. Vibrant, full of fruit and perfume, with muscular tannins. Shows excellent length but patience is required. Best from 2022 through 2043.