tourette wrote:I picked up some of this based on the outstanding reviews from previous vintages. Sounds like a really top notch barbaresco. I also grabbed a couple of the cheap Burgs to round out with free shipping. Great deals with vouchers.
Looks like an atypical fun interesting winemaker. PArker likes. Not absolutely classically representative of Barbaresco, adn I'm lookingg for traditionally-classic style, so I think I will pass. but I bet they're tasty.
blog review of 04
Berry Bros selling 2006 Barbaresco,'Vigna Erte', Bricco di Neive, Cigliuti
Cigliuti’s wines are for those who love a rich fruit forward style, created on the back of very low yields, rotofermentors and differing sizes of oak. From the gentler sloping, south facing Bricco di Neive vineyard, 'Vigna Erte' is all about grace and softness (compared to the firmer minerally structure of Serraboella). Bottled in Sept 2008 after 18 months in large Slavonian oak, the nose swirls with classic tea-leaf and summer berry characters, while the palate boasts a raspberry/strawberry succulence, openness, and give. Moreish and delicious for another 10 years at least.
(David Berry Green, BBR Buyer)
Likewise: 2007 Barbaresco Cru Serraboella, Cigliuti, Neive.
Clearly remains the estate's flagship wine as its maintains a stiff upper lip in the face of whatever the weather; the white Serraboella soil and near vertical gradient giving this wine high-toned poise. Still a relative baby, this one should grow and grow... if you can wait.
(David Berry Green, BBR Buyer, April 2011)