2019 Germano Ettore Barolo CerrettaNebbiolo from Italy
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Cerretta is dark, powerful and austere with an abundance of structure and framework; a workhorse that showcases the force that traditionally-styled Nebbiolo can bring....
- 96 Decanter
The style of Ettore Germano has the rare merit to combine traditional equipment such as botti grandi with a contemporary idea of balance, including earlier picking and long yet soft macerations. The balance coming from this structured MGA is amazing. Firstly very reductive, it's focused on mineral tanginess of fresh red currants, citrus, cinnamon, peach skin, Earl Grey tea and liquorice. This complexity is wrapped up in an extremely savoury, soft attack with velvety tannins – sticky, youthful and sweet – and a dusty finish. Refreshing lively acidity is well integrated and completes the framework. Great concentration and potential.
Cerretta is dark, powerful and austere with an abundance of structure and framework; a workhorse that showcases the force that traditionally-styled Nebbiolo can bring.