This classic Barbaresco is a blend of our finest vineyards, a small part of Asili, the part with younger vineyards, and the lowest part of Bernadot in Treiso. With the union of these two different expressions, the wine achieves a better balance than vinifying the two wines as separate parcels. While on the one side there is the explosive finesse of Asili and on the other, the fullness of the Treiso cru, in the glass we find the right balance; the result is a delicious and traditional wine, a perfect example of an area that moves between structure and elegance.
Ceretto’s entry-level 2016 Barbaresco has all of the energy and vibrancy it showed as a barrel sample. The 2016 is not big or obvious, instead it offers superb persistence and striking balance. Sweet red cherry, mint, pine, licorice and candied orange peel all grace this exquisite entry-level Barbaresco from Ceretto. The straight Barbaresco is a blend of approximately 65% Bernardot and 35% Asili from younger vines and lower, less well-exposed parcels. - Vinous Media 92 Points