Cigliuti 2020 'Vie Erte' Barbaresco, Piedmont
VINOUS 95 POINTS - "The 2020 Barbaresco Bricco di Neive Vie Erte is classy, elegant and polished, with the harmony that is such a signature of the best wines in this vintage. Bright red-toned fruit, blood orange, mint, spice and white pepper lend brilliance. There's plenty of the linear focus that is typical here, but no hard edges or awkward contours. The Vie Erte is the more classic of the Cigliuti Barbarescos. In 2020, it's a real stunner." Suggested Drinking Window 2025 - 2040. - Antonio Galloni
Fratelli Cigliuti dates back to a time when Renato’s father and his brother sold grapes and wine in bulk to local private customers. In 1964, Renato Cigliuti, the current owner and winemaker, inherited the estate and was the first to bottle his family’s wine. The estate remains family owned and run, now into its fifth generation with daughters Claudia and Silvia. Cigliuti is situated on the Serraboella hill, 350 metres above sea level, overlooking the village of Neive, in Barbaresco. The territory of Langhe is characterised by hills, steep slopes and a predominantly calcareous clay soil. The climate is mainly continental, with important differences in microclimate depending on the site. This terroir brings minerality, complexity, personality and longevity to the wines.