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In the great wine territories, such as the Langhe, the enhancement of crus and individual vineyard plots is an ongoing process, in which producers and consortia invest, and which is followed with determination, looking to the future. And that is also reflected in the vineyard market, with very high values, and where now we think no longer by hectares, but by square meters. The Ceretto family knows this well, one of the most important names in the Langhe of wine, and one of the largest vineyard owners in Piedmont, with 170 hectares between Langhe, Roero and beyond, which, in addition to Barolo (with 5 crus in 5 different municipalities), recently invested again in Barbaresco, with the acquisition of 3,000 meters of land in the Gallina vineyard (estimated value per hectare of 1.5 / 2 million euros, ed), one of the most prestigious, in Neive, which is added to those already owned by Bernardot, in Treiso, and Asili, in Barbaresco. And with the new Barbaresco Gallina label (which is now making its debut with the 2018 harvest), Ceretto marks even more its path of valorisation of the crus.
“Gallina is one of the most renowned vineyards of Barbaresco and for us it was a very important purchase because it completes our path as winemakers by focusing on the enhancement of the crus of the two great DOCGs of the territory and being able to offer a range as complete as possible of expressive terroirs of Barolo and Barbaresco. With Gallina the winery completes its presence in the three municipalities of Barbaresco as well as in a complementary way we are doing in Barolo where we already own 5 crus in 5 different municipalities. For a producer from the Langhe, an enormous result that allows us to be able to offer a real journey through the nuances that these hills can give to our Nebbiolos ” comments Roberta Ceretto, third generation at the helm of the Ceretto cellars, together with her brother Federico and cousins ​​Alessandro and Lisa.
The Gallina vineyard, explains Ceretto, “has a precise and intense expressive force that it can make its debut right from the first vinification and be able to fully reveal the nuances and colors of the territory. The soils are marly-calcareous, with a rich presence of light sands, elements that give a rich and decisive taste. The olfaction, deep, alternates floral recognitions with the fruit, with hints of undergrowth to complete the aromatic picture. In the mouth it is alluring and satisfying without bringing with it any sense of yielding: it is firm, chewable but refined “.

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