2018 Luigi Baudana 'Cerretta' Barolo Piedmont
Winemaker Notes: Austere and very mineral expression of Barolo. Aromas of dark cherries and raspberries jump out vividly from the glass. Hints of iron, menthol, new leather add to the depth and intrigue of this wine. Refined and polished, Cerretta has an extra layer of tannins, important structure and a lively acidity which are nearly buried by its exquisitely lush fruit.
This wine is made under the Baudana label by the Vajra Estate
Robert Parker's Wine Advocate - "The 2018 Barolo Cerretta offers good focus with a sharp and linear style that gives way to forest berry, wild rose, rusty nail and crushed stone. The wine is extremely direct, and that's what sets it apart. In that sense, this wine is faithful to the characteristics of Serralunga d'Alba. The soils of Cerretta see a layer of white marl on the surface and red clay further down; that's where those rusty sensations must come from. Best After 2024"
Wine Spectator - "Offers cut grass and hay aromas that mingle with flavors of cherry, strawberry, tamarind and underbrush. Tightly wound tannins grip the finish, leaving a chewy impression. Packs plenty of fruit, with fine equilibrium in the end."