Garesio Barolo Cerretta 2015
"Cerretta soils are rich in sandstone and limestone. Old vines with terroir give way to structured wine full of complexity and length. Only produced in the best vintages, this Barolo is clean, inviting and rich in taste. Notes of red berries, tobacco, pepper and white flowers."
The Garesio 2015 Barolo Cerretta opens to aromas of dried cherry, camphor ash, candied orange skin and wet terracotta. The Cerretta offers a strong mineral identity with some iron ore or iodine showing up at the back. The tannins are integrated but dry, and the mouthfeel is thin, long and dusty. Like the other Barolo from Garesio with fruit from Serralunga d'Alba (also reviewed here), this wine could use some more primary fruit, especially now in its youth. Dried herbs and aniseed pop up on the finish.
This opens with appealing aromas of rose petal, red berry and baking spice. The vibrant palate offers crushed raspberry, cinnamon and licorice alongside firm, refined tannins. Drink 2022–2029.