2021 Az. Agr. Fratelli Cigliuti Barbera d'Alba "Serraboella", Piedmont, Italy

The 2021 Barbera d'Alba Vigna Serraboella is a rich, sumptuous wine. Succulent dark red/purplish fruit, lavender, rose petal, spice and mocha are all beautifully amplified. The aromatics are a bit high-toned, but there is enough fruit to balance things out. The 2021 spent 18 months in tonneaux and cask.


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From small parcels in the Serraboella vineyard in Neive. 350 meters elevation. Clay soil. Southeast-facing. Vine aged 25 years. Fermentation and maceration over 8-12 days in steel vats at controlled temperatures with indigenous yeasts. Aged for 18 months, partly in large cask and partly in second and third passage tonneaux. Bottling first produced in 1964. Average production 800 cases per year.


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 & 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. We produce approximately 30,000 bottles from our own vineyards of 6.5 hectares.

The Fratelli Cigliuti winery is situated on the Serraboella hill, 350 metres above sea level, overlooking the village of Neive, in the Langhe region of Piemonte, N.W. Italy. Neive is one of the three villages responsible for producing Barbaresco from the Nebbiolo grape. 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.

The estate is made up of 5 hectares on Serraboella, and 1.5 hectares on Bricco di Neive. Serraboella, rich in calcareous clay, is planted with Nebbiolo, Barbera, and Dolcetto; incorporating the single vineyard 'Campass'. The sandier Bricco di Neive is planted exclusively with Nebbiolo. The Cigliuti family tend the vineyards themselves, by hand, and in a way which respects the environment. Yields are kept low in order to harvest the finest fruit.


Grape(s) Barbera
Farming Organic