Cigliuti Barbera Compass 2013

Cigliuti Barbera Compass 2013
Piedmont, Italy.  Bold style here. Spicy oak, dark chocolate and dark cherry, floral perfume and a little new leather and lift. It’s medium to full bodied, ripe and full of flavour, with grainy tannin, a certain juicy tang, and a fair old finish...
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Fratelli Cigliuti

The Fratelli Cigliuti winery is situated on the Serraboella hill, some 350 metres above sea level overlooking Neive, one of three villages responsible for producing Barbaresco. Renato inherited his father’s 6.5 hectare property which remains family owned and run and is now into its fifth generation with daughters Claudia and Sylvia. Winemaking techniques lean towards the traditional. Estate-grown, handpicked grapes are fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel, then aged in larger Slavonian oak barrels along with some barriques. Dolcetto and Nebbiolo grapes grow in the calcareous soils of the southwest-facing vineyards, while Barbera is cultivated on clayey sites with a south-eastern exposure. The wines show great complexity, minerality and personality.

"A small family estate located on the hill of Serraboella, the production is minuscule and the wines are made with a traditionally simple approach, not pumped up with new wood or made to a style, these are wines of terroir and tradition." 
- Nick Stock

Winemaking

100% Barbera from 25-year-old vines on clayey soils on the Campass vineyard in the Serraboella cru, 350 m above sea level. Fermented in steel vats at controlled temperatures followed by 18 months maturing in new and second-use French oak barriques.

Tasting Notes

The 2013 Barbera d'Alba Campass emerges from a single parcel within the Cigliuti family's Serraboella's vineyard. Dark, juicy and explosive, the 2013 hits all the right notes, with tons of intensity and exceptional overall balance. Aging in French oak, 50% new, gives the wine soft contours while bringing out the best of this fruit. Lavender, mint and violets round out the dark, super-inviting finish.

December, 2015
Antonio Galloni
Vinous Media
93 points

Bold style here. Spicy oak, dark chocolate and dark cherry, floral perfume and a little new leather and lift. It’s medium to full bodied, ripe and full of flavour, with grainy tannin, a certain juicy tang, and a fair old finish. 

February, 2017
Gary Walsh
The Wine Front
92 points

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