Cigliuti 'Campass' Barbera d'Alba 2016
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"The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Campass is another fabulous wine from Cigliuti. A rush of black cherry, plum, mocha, lavender, menthol and spice notes hit the palate in this wonderfully deep, fleshy Barbera. A wine with no hard edges and tremendous fruit intensity, the 2016 has so much to give. I loved it. -- Antonio Galloni"

The Wine
100% Barbera from the Campass single vineyard located in the Serraboella cru, where clay soils dominate. Vineyard sits ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #33893
Size: 750mL (wine)
Closure: Cork

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Vinous Media 94
"The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Campass is another fabulous wine from Cigliuti. A rush of black cherry, plum, mocha, lavender, menthol and spice notes hit the palate in this wonderfully deep, fleshy Barbera. A wine with no hard edges and tremendous fruit intensity, the 2016 has so much to give. I loved it. -- Antonio Galloni"

The Wine
100% Barbera from the Campass single vineyard located in the Serraboella cru, where clay soils dominate. Vineyard sits at 350 meters above sea level and has a southeastern exposure. 30 year old vines.Fermentation and maceration occurs over 8-12 days in steel vats at controlled temperatures with indigenous yeasts. Aging takes place in a combination of new, second, and third use barrique for 18 months prior to bottling. Approximately 330 cases produced annually. First produced in 2000.

The Estate
Renato Cigliuti may produce some of the best damn Barbaresco you’ve never heard of, but he is, first and foremost, a farmer. In fact, he comes from four generations of farmers who have tilled the Langhe soils to support their families. So, it came as a great shock to Renato’s family and their neighbors in the early 1960s when Renato decided to begin green harvesting, a practice utilized by very few producers at the time. His neighbors wanted to have him committed for “throwing away money,” but Renato had a clear idea of what he wanted to accomplish, having always believed that the local Langhe soil was capable of producing high quality, long-lasting wines. Renato warded off his neighbors by explaining to them that if he couldn’t have both quality AND quantity, he preferred to opt for quality. And quality is exactly what he got when he made his first release of 300 bottles of 1964 Barbaresco.

Over the years Renato did not expand his winery a great deal, mostly because he didn’t think his daughters would be interested in working the land. But life, as it often does, surprised him. Today the winery is run by Claudia and Silvia Cigliuti, with Renato and his wife Dina supervising. Both of his daughters began working on the farm in their spare time as students and fell in love with the countryside – just like their father. And that was that! Now, they are the next generation to bring the wines to the market, and Renato just turned 80 years old!

For the Cigliuti family, 90% of the winemaking process happens in the vineyard. Only in this way can the final product capture the characteristics of a vintage and the identity of a terroir. Work in the cellar is kept to a bare minimum; no selected yeasts are used, and grapes ferment in stainless steel at a controlled temperature. With the exception of Dolcetto, all of the wines age in oak. Total hectares farmed by the family are 7.5; 6 in Serraboella and 1.5 in Bricco di Neive, from which about 30,000 bottles are produced annually.

Farming Practice
Practicing Organic

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CigliutiRenato Cigliuti may produce some of the best damn Barbaresco you've never heard of, but he is, first and foremost, a farmer. In fact, he comes from four generations of farmers who have tilled the Langhe soils to support their families. So, it came as a great shock to Renato's family and their neighbors in the early 1960s when Renato decided to begin green harvesting, a practice utilized by very few producers at the time. His neighbors wanted to have him committed for "throwing away money," but Renato had a clear idea of what he wanted to accomplish, having always believed that the local Langhe soil was capable of producing high quality, long-lasting wines. Renato warded off his neighbors by explaining to them that if he couldn't have both quality AND quantity, he preferred to opt for quality. And quality is exactly what he got when he made his first release of 300 bottles of 1964 Barbaresco.

Over the years Renato did not expand his winery a great deal, mostly because he didn't think his daughters would be interested in working the land. But life, as it often does, surprised him. Today the winery is run by Claudia and Silvia Cigliuti, with Renato and his wife Dina supervising. Both of his daughters began working on the farm in their spare time as students and fell in love with the countryside – just like their father. And that was that! Now, they are the next generation to bring the wines to the market, and Renato just turned 80 years old!

For the Cigliuti family, 90% of the winemaking process happens in the vineyard. Only in this way can the final product capture the characteristics of a vintage and the identity of a terroir. Work in the cellar is kept to a bare minimum; no selected yeasts are used, and grapes ferment in stainless steel at a controlled temperature. With the exception of Dolcetto, all of the wines age in oak. Total hectares farmed by the family are 7.5; 6 in Serraboella and 1.5 in Bricco di Neive, from which about 30,000 bottles are produced annually.

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