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2010 Ceretto Barolo Prapo Bricco Rocche

  • 94 WA
  • 94 WS
  • 91 IWC
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SKU: 43644-2010-750

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  • International Wine Cellar | Rating: 91

    (this is Ceretto's highest Barolo vineyard, at 310 meters): Good medium red. Strawberry, mocha and truffley underbrush on the nose, complicated by flinty minerality. Less floral and scented than the Brunate but ripe and firm in the mouth, with raspberry and smoke flavors complicated by sexy earth tones. Finishes with substantial tongue-coating, ripe tannins.
    Author: Stephen Tanzer
    Issue: November/December 2013
  • Wine Spectator | Rating: 94

    A mix of cherry, menthol, licorice, wood smoke and spice highlights this elegant red. Supple, yet with muscular tannins on the finish, featuring lingering hints of spice and resin. Fine length.
    Author: Bruce Sanderson
  • Wine Advocate | Rating: 94

    With toasted and savory aromas, the 2010 Barolo Prapo shows a heavier, more masculine bouquet compared to the more ethereal Brunate expression. Barolo Prapo moves with thicker lines and inner determination. It's a wine of power and heft that has the staying power to withstand many long years in the cellar. Despite its youth, it boasts a complex side with contrasting tones of red cherry, spice and crushed mineral that form a seamless, supple finish.
    Author: Monica Larner
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  • Piedmont, which literally means “foot of the mountain,” produces some of Italy's finest red wines. Its clay, limestone, and sand soils are home to the legendary Barolo and Barbaresco wines, made from the extremely age-worthy Nebbiolo variety. Dolcetto and Barbera are considered to be more “workhorse” varieties, and produce the largest quantity of wine. The region is tucked in the cool northwest corner of the country, surrounded on three sides by the Alps. Fog often blankets the region, ensuring long, cool growing seasons. 

    Nebbiolo is the king of Piedmont, and usually the only grape in the Barolo and Barbaresco wines of this Italian region. A continental climate brings long summers and a substantial amount of rainfall, allowing for extended time on the vine and optimal ripeness. As a result, Nebbiolo is high in both acid and tannin, bringing a beautiful balance to these wines and making them suitable for long-term ageing. The typical flavors of Nebbiolo include red currant, strawberry, roses, leather, and anise.

    In Barolo, with its high altitude, Nebbiolo develops perfumed aromas of sour cherries, herbs, and dried flowers. Barolo DOCG wines must be aged for a minimum of three years with at least 18 months in oak before release. Further ageing in bottle adds complex aromas of truffle, tar, and leather. Nebbiolo from Barbaresco is less perfumed and must be aged for a minimum of two years with at least nine months in oak before release.  Some of the best examples of this variety come from Bruno Giacosa, Gaja, Giacomo Conterno, and Roberto Voerzio.

    The delicate aromas, bold tannin, and high acid of Nebbiolo pair best with foods high in butter, fat and olive oil. Classic examples include truffles, prosciutto, boar ragu, pork loin, and a range of cheeses, but it is also a great match for Asian cuisine.

    Collector Data For This Wine

    • 101 bottles owned
    • 20 collectors