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Ceretto Barbaresco Asili 2006 1.5Ltr

size
1.5Ltr
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Barbaresco
VM
94
WE
90
WS
90
Additional vintages
VM
94
Rated 94 by Vinous Media
Bright red. Deep, rich aromas of ripe red cherry, crushed stone, candied violet and spicy orange tea. Rich, thick and dense on the palate, with youthfully chewy tannins providing support to the red berry and cherry flavors. Finishes long and almost creamy. This is the last Bricco Asili aged in 100% new French oak and it’s still very much a baby, which surprised me, as I remember other bottles of the 2006 Asili tasting a great deal more accessible on other occasions. ... More details
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Ceretto Barbaresco Asili 2006 1.5Ltr

SKU 886927
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VM
94
WE
90
WS
90
VM
94
Rated 94 by Vinous Media
Bright red. Deep, rich aromas of ripe red cherry, crushed stone, candied violet and spicy orange tea. Rich, thick and dense on the palate, with youthfully chewy tannins providing support to the red berry and cherry flavors. Finishes long and almost creamy. This is the last Bricco Asili aged in 100% new French oak and it’s still very much a baby, which surprised me, as I remember other bottles of the 2006 Asili tasting a great deal more accessible on other occasions.
WE
90
Rated 90 by Wine Enthusiast
A little sister to the estate's more expensive Bricco Asili cru expression of Barbaresco, this tonic, clean and firm wine is redolent of black currant, cherry cola, wild raspberry, violets, tar and Spanish cedar. It's a firm, determined and polished wine.
WS
90
Rated 90 by Wine Spectator
Mixed berry jam on the nose, with hints of citrus fruit. Full-bodied, soft and fruity, with jammy character, round tannins and a delicious finish. Straightforward, fruity and generous. Best after 2010. 2,300 cases made, 700 cases imported.
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Forest floor, rose, iris, woodland berry, new leather and camphor aromas are front and center. The lean, liner palate is still youthfully austere, offering sour cherry, roasted coffee bean, star anise and botanical herbs set against vibrant acidity and assertive, close-grained tannins. Pairs well with mushrooms and first courses.
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size
1.5Ltr
country
Italy
region
Piedmont
appellation
Barbaresco
Additional vintages
Overview
Rated 94 - Bright red. Deep, rich aromas of ripe red cherry, crushed stone, candied violet and spicy orange tea. Rich, thick and dense on the palate, with youthfully chewy tannins providing support to the red berry and cherry flavors. Finishes long and almost creamy. This is the last Bricco Asili aged in 100% new French oak and it’s still very much a baby, which surprised me, as I remember other bottles of the 2006 Asili tasting a great deal more accessible on other occasions.
green grapes

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo grapes have been grown for centuries in the hilly region of northern Italy, and have more recently started to appear in many New World countries, too, where modern vintners have expressed great enthusiasm for their fine characteristics. Their fame and popularity is widely known, and the Nebbiolo varietal is recognized as the grape responsible for producing the legendary fine wines of Italy. Indeed, this grape is packed full of intense and interesting flavors, ranging from truffle and prune, to tobacco and violets, making the wines they produce a sensory delight which simply get better the longer they are aged. The grapes also lend a beautifully pale red color to their wines, which helped secure their place as some of the finest and most elegant to be found anywhere on earth.
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Region: Piedmont

n Italy, the region most closely associated with excellent quality red wines and characterful sparkling wines is Piedmont. This alpine region is located in the north-west of the country, and features beautiful foothills of the impressive mountain range which forms the nearby border between Italy, France and Switzerland. Wineries in Piedmont work with the Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera grapes which thrive in the warm, dry summers and cooler autumns, as well as the beautifully expressive Moscato grapes which are used for the sparkling Asti wines the region is famed for. For generations, these wineries have perfected the art of aging their red wines, and blending grape varietals to get the most out of each one, leading to a region known all over the world for the exceptional quality of its produce.
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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 grapes have been grown for centuries in the hilly region of northern Italy, and have more recently started to appear in many New World countries, too, where modern vintners have expressed great enthusiasm for their fine characteristics. Their fame and popularity is widely known, and the Nebbiolo varietal is recognized as the grape responsible for producing the legendary fine wines of Italy. Indeed, this grape is packed full of intense and interesting flavors, ranging from truffle and prune, to tobacco and violets, making the wines they produce a sensory delight which simply get better the longer they are aged. The grapes also lend a beautifully pale red color to their wines, which helped secure their place as some of the finest and most elegant to be found anywhere on earth.
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Region: Piedmont

n Italy, the region most closely associated with excellent quality red wines and characterful sparkling wines is Piedmont. This alpine region is located in the north-west of the country, and features beautiful foothills of the impressive mountain range which forms the nearby border between Italy, France and Switzerland. Wineries in Piedmont work with the Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera grapes which thrive in the warm, dry summers and cooler autumns, as well as the beautifully expressive Moscato grapes which are used for the sparkling Asti wines the region is famed for. For generations, these wineries have perfected the art of aging their red wines, and blending grape varietals to get the most out of each one, leading to a region known all over the world for the exceptional quality of its produce.
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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.