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Ciabot Berton Barolo 2013


Ciabot Berton Barolo 2013 is dark, aromatic and meaty on the nose, the palate is fresh and lively with the all of the tell-tale notes of roses and tar. There is plenty of spice and a balsamic/citrus peel freshness, all of which culminates in a pleasingly grand finish. You can certainly drink this now, but over the next few years it will become an increasingly complex treat for you to enjoy.

Country: Italy
Region: Piemonte
Subregion: Barolo
Vintage: 2013
Colour: Red
Grape Variety: Nebbiolo
ABV: 14.5%
Bottle Size: 75cl
Closure: Natural cork
Style: Svelte and structured
Drink With: Meat casseroles, roast lamb or beef

Ciabot Berton are based in the commune of La Morra and they own six vineyards in the prestigious crus of Santa Maria. Here they produce their “family” Barolo, blended from grapes grown in three of their vineyards - Bricco San Biaggio, Rive and Roggeri. Because of the varying terroirs it draws upon, this Barolo expresses more of the typical characters of the commune than a single vineyard wine might be able to. The ripe Nebbiolo grapes undergo a long period of maceration post fermentation, before being aged in Slavonian oak botti.

Why we like this wine

Barolo is not a cheap wine (the versions are simply Nebbiolo!) but this exceptional wine truly reflects the style and quality that the Langhe hills can give. Ciabot Berton are increasingly being recognised for their quality but this has not impacted on their pricing. The wine remains of the finest quality at very honest pricing.

  • Top quality Barolo
  • Traditional style without oak flavours
  • Good to drink now but can age further
  • Fantastic with red meat dishes

From Jancis Robinson's Purple Pages website:
Ciabot Berton Barolo 2013, a blend from the Roggeri, San Biagio and Rive vineyards. Tight, peppery and sweet with a herbal note and a little dusty at first. Capably made Barolo, in its restrained character going against the usually opulent La Morra style. Perhaps not that polished or complex, but long and satisfying and delicious. Ready now, 14.5%. Drink 2017-2022. 17/20, 04/16

From James Suckling’s website:
Ripe rose, animal and black truffle on the nose. Good density with dried but fresh mushroom, tannins, balsamic, layers of blackcurrant, cinnamon and orange peel. Medium finish. 90 Points, 08/16