Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili 2019
|Region||Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco|
The 2019 Barbaresco Asili is ample, creamy and resonant. All the signatures of this site come through in a Barbaresco of breadth and resonance. Even so, the 2019 remains light on its feet. There is plenty of depth and persistence, but it is expressed in more of an understated manner. It's a beautiful wine.
Since around 2005/2006, ageing switched from 100% barrique to a mix of both barrique and botti grandi. The estate works biodynamically and is certified organic, with 5.6 hectares in Barbaresco. It's a big estate - with 170 hectares - but displays a precise and crafted winemaking style. Asili, in my opinion, remains the most representative wine of the Ceretto family. Focused on the elegance of the MGA, this shows fresh watermelon fruit to the fore, with poised, restrained strawberry, dried flowers and liquorice root wrapped up in ripe tannins and lifted acidity. Concentration, weight and balance make this a wine for the long haul. Don't miss it. Drinking Window 2022 - 2039.