1985 Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche

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I love Ceretto’s Bricco Rocche wines, and to this day the 1982 Bricco Rocche Bricco Rocche (that’s not a typo) is one of my favorite all time Barolos from the decade of the 80s. Funnily enough, I have never been too impressed with Ceretto’s 1985s (an excellent vintage), but this Brunate is an absolute beauty. Very pretty pale red in color with a pronounced garnet rim, with archetypal faded red rose petals, sour red cherry and sweet spices on the nose and palate, this has assertive but noble tannins and vibrant acids providing backbone and length. Ageing beautifully, this is what Nebbiolo lovers the world over go ape for!

Vinous Media | 94 VM
410 cases made.

Wine Spectator | 94 WS

Sokolin 1985 Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche Tasting Notes:

Does vintage have a special place in your heart? Make some room for your new favorite one - the 1985 Ceretto Barolo Bricco Rocche is an excellent old gentleman that will top everything you've ever tried. Not many blends can age so beautifully and gracefully like this lovely Barolo does.

The elegant, aristocratic pale color may look deceiving and you'd think there's a weak wine sitting in your glass, but you couldn't be more wrong. This angelic nectar is lively and vibrant, with the nose adorned by some stunning rose petals and sour cherry with a dash of spices that will also welcome you later on the palate. Wonderfully balanced acidity with rich and complex mouthful, melting down your throat and warming it up with marvelous flavors of dark cherries - bound to make you fall hopelessly in love.
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Vintage 1985
Format 750 ml
Color Red
Country Italy: What are the first things that come to mind when thinking about Italy and Italian culture? There's one thing that nearly everyone tends to mention, it's the food - and where there's fine food, there is almost always fine wine. Italy is the most prolific wine region in the world, outclassing even France in terms of production quantity. Even if you're a complete wine novice, you have almost certainly heard of names such as Barolo and Barbaresco, Italy's most famous wine styles. When it comes to soil composition and other geographical characteristics, Italy offers a lot of diversity, and this never fails to show in the wines themselves.
Producer Ceretto: The Langhe is a hilly area almost ripped from tales of fantasy. It's serene, and as the grass rustles in the wind, you're filled with optimism and inner peace, watching the ebb and flow of nature. The soil here is perfect for growing grapevines, and Riccardo Ceretto understood the value of such a location. Their passion and talent regularly shine through in their groundbreaking wine, as they produce some of the most tempting and seductive bottles in the region (which is no small feat). If you can sample wine of this quality and resist the urge to grab a second glass, your willpower could move mountains. The supple tannins, delicate and ripe cherries, and smokey tar send your emotions bubbling upwards, like a figurative Champagne explosion.
Rating 94 VM
Region Piedmont: Italian culture values the unbreakable bond we share with family and very few things showcase that connection quite like a shared meal. Therefore, it's only natural that wine would also take its place as an important cultural aspect. Fine Italian produce always goes well with a variety of dishes, and that makes these wines an incredibly popular choice among wine enthusiasts who appreciate a good get-together. The foothills of the Alps help define this region's significantly colder, continental winter climate, but during the summer, the conditions are similar to the region of Burgundy. Flavor-wise, this region has a mind-boggling variety to offer. Not only is there a healthy selection of approved grapes to work with, but the soil often varies from estate to estate, letting every wine stand out. Expect to encounter powerful notes of rose petal flavor, spices, cherries, dried herbs, anise, and many more. Every bottle has a story to tell. Those of you with a tendency to hoard and collect fine wines will be especially intrigued, as Piedmont wines tend to mature extremely well, developing nuance and becoming more and more delicious as time goes on.
Type of Wine Barolo: Barolo have cemented their spot as one of Italy's most famous and desirable achievements, decorating the cellars of every serious wine collector. While the grape they're made from is rather dark and dusty-looking, the elixir that comes from this varietal is an almost crystal clear, light red, like a pair of seductive lips glistening in the candlelight.
Varietal Nebbiolo
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