Farr Vintners Logo

Barolo Cerretta, Giacomo Conterno 2015

RegionItaly
SubregionBarolo
ColourRed
TypeStill
Grape VarietyNebbiolo

View all vintages of this wine | View all wines by Giacomo Conterno

Colour Region Vintage Wine Size Cs Bts Price IB GBP Per Score
Italy2015Barolo Cerretta, Giacomo ConternoBT101,950.001296 AG12216.6666666666796.0096.00Barolo Cerretta, Conterno, Giacomo0.75
Italy2015Barolo Cerretta, Giacomo ConternoMG01375.00bt96 AG125096.0096.00Barolo Cerretta, Conterno, Giacomo1.5
Wines are offered subject to remaining unsold. E&OE.

Tasting Notes

Conterno's 2015 Barolo Cerretta is sensual and inviting, until the firm Nebbiolo tannins kick in. Bright floral and orange zest notes perk up a core of sweet red cherry fruit. Medium in body and beautifully persistent, the Cerretta is positively stellar. Just as it was from barrel, the 2015 is so refined, so alluringly young, that it really does not seem like a Serralunga Barolo at all. 2025-2045

96
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, November 2019

After our tasting of the two Barbera wines, we moved over to 40-hectoliter cask number 101 to get our first taste of Conterno's finished (or nearly finished, as the wine had not been bottled yet) Nebbiolo. The 2015 Barolo Cerretta is influenced by the warm conditions of the vintage with plenty of ripe and succulent fruit, although this vintage differs from the similarly warm 2017 and 2011 harvests in that the 2015 growing season had more moisture locked within the soil. Consequently, this vintage tends to offer cool-climate tannins and structure, giving the wine the ample backbone it needs to carry all those luscious dark nuances. The wine is ripe, profound and makes your mouth salivate.

96
Monica Larner, Wine Advocate (243), June 2019

The 2015 Barolo Cerretta is so silky, sensual and finessed that it almost doesn't really feel like a Serralunga Barolo at all. Floral overtones and bright, red cherry and plum fruit add to an impression of total elegance. This is such a pretty wine. Naturally, it is still very early for the 2015, a wine that will spend another 8 months or so in cask prior to bottling. Even so, the future is very bright.

93/96
Antonio Galloni, vinous.com, February 2019
Please note that these tasting notes/scores are not intended to be exhaustive and in some cases they may not be the most recently published figures. However, we always do our best to add latest scores and reviews when these come to our attention. We advise customers who wish to purchase wines based simply on critical reviews to carry out further research into the latest reports.