Elio Altare "Cerretta Bricco" Barolo, Piedmont 2011
96 Points Wine Advocate
In January 2016, the Altare family purchased the 900-square-meter plot in Serralunga d'Alba that makes this wine. They had been renting it since 2000, and average annual bottle production is around 6,000 units. The 2011 Barolo Cerretta Vigna Bricco is a dark, layered and exuberant Nebbiolo. You really smell the earth here with truffle, rust, dried blood and iron. The core of the wine is fitted with thick layers of black fruit. This is a muscular and powerful rendition to put in the cellar.