James Suckling 97 - Amazing perfume of cherry, flower, mineral, and hints of rose petal. Full body, powerful and chewy tannins. Fabulous depth and structure. One of the most exciting wines from here in a long time.
So different to the other Altare wines, this is fullsome velvety and all about power and breadth of flavour. Dense, encompassing flavours of liquorice, dark fruit and earth. Big bold smooth and complex. A fine Serralunga vineyard produced for the first time by Altare in the 2006 vintage, Cerretta is made and aged the same way as the estate's other Barolos, 24 months in a third new oak but with an extra two years bottle age before release. Less than 5000 bottles are made a year.
Perfect for robust, full-bodied and intense red wines, which require intense oxygenation to disclose all its deep and complex aromas and enhance the evolution in the glass. Wine with a great longevity, already remarkable if you drink it now, but we suggest to let it rest in your cellar to best appreciate the great qualities that will mature over time. You can leave it in your cellar for even more than 15 years.