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Azelia Barolo Cerretta 2018 750ml

size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Barolo
DC
95
WA
95
JS
95
Additional vintages
2018 2017
DC
95
Rated 95 by Decanter
Cerretta is the last MGA to be harvested by the Scavino family. For the 2018, the grapes were picked on 20 October, fermented and macerated for 50 days then aged in large oak casks for up to 30 months. Reductive at first, the wine reveals graceful aromas of sweet Parma violet alongside new leather, dried cherry and meat. The palate is full of sucrosity, with still-rugged tannins and a savoury character allied to crisp acidity and a blood orange flavour. Refined on the finish, it again finds its integration and an almost-mineral character. What a great example of the 2018 vintage! ... More details
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Azelia Barolo Cerretta 2018 750ml

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Professional Ratings
DC
95
WA
95
JS
95
DC
95
Rated 95 by Decanter
Cerretta is the last MGA to be harvested by the Scavino family. For the 2018, the grapes were picked on 20 October, fermented and macerated for 50 days then aged in large oak casks for up to 30 months. Reductive at first, the wine reveals graceful aromas of sweet Parma violet alongside new leather, dried cherry and meat. The palate is full of sucrosity, with still-rugged tannins and a savoury character allied to crisp acidity and a blood orange flavour. Refined on the finish, it again finds its integration and an almost-mineral character. What a great example of the 2018 vintage!
WA
95
Rated 95 by Wine Advocate
The Azelia 2018 Barolo Cerretta is a bold and powerful expression with dark fruit, grilled herb and ferrous notes of rusty iron that stand out strong in this hot vintage. The wine tastes firm and almost salty on the palate with long, polished tannins. This bottle is a shiny gem in this estate portfolio.
JS
95
Rated 95 by James Suckling
Rather exotic nose, offering earthy, ripe strawberries, together with fruity spice, smoked mackerel and wild, foresty notes. Medium-to full-bodied with a compact palate of complex flavors and lightly firm tannins. Not big, but plenty of interesting twists. Really good for the vintage. Best from 2024.
Product Details
size
750ml
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Barolo
Additional vintages
2018 2017
Overview
Rated 95 - Cerretta is the last MGA to be harvested by the Scavino family. For the 2018, the grapes were picked on 20 October, fermented and macerated for 50 days then aged in large oak casks for up to 30 months. Reductive at first, the wine reveals graceful aromas of sweet Parma violet alongside new leather, dried cherry and meat. The palate is full of sucrosity, with still-rugged tannins and a savoury character allied to crisp acidity and a blood orange flavour. Refined on the finish, it again finds its integration and an almost-mineral character. What a great example of the 2018 vintage!
green grapes

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is not necessarily a particularly easy grape to cultivate. Indeed, its very late ripening time often means that yield is very low, and they are also quite susceptible to various diseases and forms of rot. However, in their native Italy and in many other countries around the world, wineries persevere with this varietal due to the fact that few other grapes can produce wines as wonderful, complex and flavorful as those made with the Nebbiolo grape. These grapes offer a beautifully pale red juice, packed full of intense flavors such as truffle, violet and prune, making them a real treat for serious wine drinkers looking for a sensory experience not to be forgotten. They are also renowned for their affinity for aging, which allows their strong tannins to mellow and compliment their stunning flavor.
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Region: Piedmont

Situated in the north-western part of Italy, the region of Piedmont is known worldwide and is highly respected for the quality of the wines produced there. Many of the most successful sub-regions in Piedmont produce many of the world's finest red wines, such as those made from the excellent Nebbiolo grape varietal in areas such as Barolo and Barbaresco. However, the historic wineries which typify this region use a relatively wide variety of grapes, including Dolcetto and Barbera for their red wines, which are typically aged and have a delightful velvety character. Piedmont isn't all about beautifully complex red wines, though, as it is also famed for high quality, elegant sparkling wines, notably the Asti wines made with the white Moscato grape. The region benefits from a range of terroirs which are often well expressed in the sparkling wines, and a wonderfully consistent climate ideal for vineyard cultivation.
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Country: Italy

For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.
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green grapes

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is not necessarily a particularly easy grape to cultivate. Indeed, its very late ripening time often means that yield is very low, and they are also quite susceptible to various diseases and forms of rot. However, in their native Italy and in many other countries around the world, wineries persevere with this varietal due to the fact that few other grapes can produce wines as wonderful, complex and flavorful as those made with the Nebbiolo grape. These grapes offer a beautifully pale red juice, packed full of intense flavors such as truffle, violet and prune, making them a real treat for serious wine drinkers looking for a sensory experience not to be forgotten. They are also renowned for their affinity for aging, which allows their strong tannins to mellow and compliment their stunning flavor.
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Region: Piedmont

Situated in the north-western part of Italy, the region of Piedmont is known worldwide and is highly respected for the quality of the wines produced there. Many of the most successful sub-regions in Piedmont produce many of the world's finest red wines, such as those made from the excellent Nebbiolo grape varietal in areas such as Barolo and Barbaresco. However, the historic wineries which typify this region use a relatively wide variety of grapes, including Dolcetto and Barbera for their red wines, which are typically aged and have a delightful velvety character. Piedmont isn't all about beautifully complex red wines, though, as it is also famed for high quality, elegant sparkling wines, notably the Asti wines made with the white Moscato grape. The region benefits from a range of terroirs which are often well expressed in the sparkling wines, and a wonderfully consistent climate ideal for vineyard cultivation.
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For several decades in the mid to late twentieth century, Italy's reputation for quality wines took a fairly serious blow. This was brought about partly due to lack of regulation in certain regions, and too much regulation in others. This led to several wineries in the beautiful and highly fertile region of Tuscany making the bold move to work outside of the law, which they saw as responsible for the drop in quality in Tuscan wines. They believed that they had the expertise and the generations of experience necessary with which to make truly excellent, world class wines, and set about doing just that. These 'Super Tuscans', as they came to be known, quickly inspired the rest of Italy to improve their produce, and now, Italian wine producers in the twenty-first century are widely recognised to be amongst the best in the world. Regulation and law began to change, and wine drinkers across the globe woke up to the outstanding wines coming out of Italy, which are continuing to improve and impress to this day.