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History

For most, Ceretto is predominantly recognized for its extraordinary red (and white) wines, estate vineyards, exceptional quality, unique and architecturally modern wineries, and design. However, upon closer examination you will discover a whole other world, where our homeland, the Langa hills of the Piedmont, is protagonist with its collection of rare and precious gastronomic gems. 



The family DNA is engraved with the constant pursuit of excellence. In fact, over the last 20 years, we have extended our interests beyond the production of fine wines to include other local products and activities such as hazelnuts, authentic traditions of Langa, the production of torrone, or nougat, haute cuisine, the selection of excellent cheeses, and the importation of a carefully selected group of foreign wineries. Our land has undoubtedly given us a hand in this endeavor - in the Langhe daily life is made up of these rare and unique pleasures of the palate. We are aware of this fortune and thus strive to send forth this message throughout the world through our products, sharing and educating in the culture of good living, eating and drinking.

 

Famed Italian gastronome and intellectual Luigi Veronelli wrote, "The land, the land, the land, the land, always, the land." The Ceretto family has sustained this same philosophy since the sixties when Bruno and Marcello joined their father Riccardo in the family business in Alba.



The two brothers' objective was to select vineyards in the most historically important areas for the production of great wines. This idea, spawned by a visit to Burgundy, would prove the wisdom of the Ceretto family, placing their bottles among the greats of enology and elevating Barolo and Barbaresco among the most appreciated and prestigious wines in the world. The idea was revolutionary at the time for a territory in which the concept of "cru" was completely unknown, but most of all, it was a genial intuition. The most difficult challenge the brothers faced was the encounter with their father who, as was typical at the time, purchased grapes for the wines he vinified. "You are undertaking a difficult course, the land has never made anybody rich," he warned, but Bruno and Marcello did not doubt the potential of the land and stubbornly replied, "We believe in the land 100%. Of course, the cellar counts some as well, but great wines are made from great grapes."



And so, they began dreaming of labels bearing the name of the vineyard and also its image: "so whoever drinks that wine can see the vineyard from which it has originated. The vineyard is history, the names of the hills remain, unchanged over time, enhancing the quality and credibility of the wines produced here. You can search for, visit and physically touch a vineyard… always."

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Vineyards

The importance of one's roots, uniqueness of the land and creativity in local production: a fundamental triad in the Ceretto philosophy. Combined with discovery and an international exchange and sharing of ideas, this interaction opens the door to a whole new world of novel and interesting innovations in the world of wine, creating close international relationships with a carefully selected group of extraordinary wineries from around the world. 

The objective of Terroirs is to create a circle of unique wines and spirits for exclusive distribution throughout Italy. The portfolio offers an array of aromas and flavors to delight in a virtual journey of discovery through France, Spain, Portugal, Austria, Germany and Switzerland.

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Winemaking

The Ceretto family is one of the largest vineyard proprietors in Piedmont with more than 160 hectares of estate-owned vineyards, located primarily in the Langhe and Roero region, including in the prestigious DOCG areas of Barolo and Barbaresco.



The Ceretto name is synonymous with estate-grown, carefully produced wines that express true varietal character with purity and elegance.

The family owns four wine estates in the Langhe, each devoted to the production of specific wines and each named for its geographic location: Bricco Rocche in the village of Castiglione Falletto, where single-vineyard Barolo wines are produced. Bricco Asili in the village of Barbaresco, home to the single-vineyard Barbaresco wines. Monsordo Bernardina in Alba, dedicated to the production of wines from the Langhe and Roero areas. I Vignaioli Santo Stefano, in the village of Santo Stefano Belbo dedicated entirely to the production of Moscato wines

 

The Ceretto family was the first in Piedmont to invest in the image of their wine, dedicating careful attention to packaging design and working with creative designers to refashion wine labels and bottles. Through the years, the family's attention has turned to visual arts outside of packaging, initiating collaborations with famed artists and architects on numerous projects intended to enhance the various family estates.

 

Ecological, sustainable, environmentally friendly, words that have become overpowering in our daily lives. We are all more attentive to our surrounding environment, to the wholesomeness and quality of the products we consume, and to adopting a more respectful and responsible behavior towards nature. 



For those, like us, who have always worked closely with the land, respecting the seasons and particular characteristics of the soil, these are fundamental values that accompany us in everyday life. For a vintner, the soil is his or her greatest companion, to be taken care of, attended to, protected and respected. In recent years, we have commited ourselves even more. In addition to introducing solar panels that produce the energy necessary to power our machinery, we have initiated collaborations with international specialists on biodiversity for advice and consultation regarding the cultivation of our vines and work in the cellar.

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Inside information

Each of the Ceretto family’s initiatives finds its natural setting in the hills of Piedmont, among rows of vines and wineries, naturally accompanied by prestigious bottles and excellent gastronomic treasures. 



Wine and the culture that surrounds it are, for us, inseparable from the more general concept of “food culture.” However, in the confusion of the multitude of offers in recent years, the Ceretto family has demonstrated to have its own unique voice, always promoting original and innovative projects and ideas. 



Convinced that enological research and the pleasure of a good bottle of wine are above-all a question of culture (and that the more informed wine-drinkers are, the more they will be able to appreciate the study, effort and passion that lie behind a great wine), the Ceretto family has been the driving force behind ventures benefiting architecture, music, and and art in general, just as the ‘patrons’ of days gone by.

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 Christer Byklum , Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  1 wines  from  Ceretto . In a tasting of  51 wines 

1998 Château Cheval Blanc; Ruby, pink rim, floral, violets, mint, layered, again impossible to describe fully. Close to perfect balance, playfull and stil relaxed acidity. tannins soft, stunning texture, mouthwatering, just ads and ads with air, incredible length, never ending, I keep raising the score on this as it keeps unlocking more and more secrets. I wish I had cases of this one. 98


Served blind, I was sure it was Petrus, as was most of the table. Wine of the evening!

8m 21d ago

 Ian D' Agata, Wine Writer (Italy)  tasted  10 wines  from  Ceretto . In a tasting of  26 wines 

Ceretto Barbaresco Bricco Asili 1978 / Dark red with an amber edge. Deep, concentrated aromas and flavors of red cherry, minerals, marzipan, mushroom and spices. Complex and tactile on the palate; in fact, this wine is still marvelously rich and dense—thicker and more concentrated than the 1982 but also less piercingly fresh. Smooth tannins caress the palate on the rising finish. A great wine and an example of how great traditionally made Barbarescos can be.

9m 16d ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Ceretto . In a tasting of  11 wines 

Sukula's Barolos surprised positively with their great intensity, complexity and firm body structure - a very confortable surprise as I was having a dinner at their estate in Barolo. As Sukala's second profession is the chef, the wines were not the only ones who shone - thank you Riikka and Jyrki for the warm and overhelming welcome .

3y 7m ago

 Wallace Shawn / Wine Investing Consult, Wine Dealer (Luxembourg)  tasted  1 wines  from  Ceretto . In a tasting of  6 wines 

“The 1999 harvest was a perfect complement to the great Barolo vintages of the 1990s. An excellent vintage despite humidity in August that caused some rot problems. Sandrone had a marvellous year. Luciano Sandrone is a true grape grower guarding his vines’ health and maximising grape quality. In the cellar he combines tradition with innovation. His wines are true terroir wines with balanced use of French oak and fairly short maceration periods.
Sandrone's Le Vigne is a blend from several vineyards. Elegant nose of perfume, cherries and boysenberries. Layers of elegant fruitiness backed up by a touch of spicy oak. Velvelty mouthfeel with a great tannic grip. Superb intensity and finesse which are complemented by the wine’s mineral character. Starting to show its full potential but will peak after a decade. Sandrones are hard to find, but worthwhile the search! 96 points

4y 11m ago

 Juha Lihtonen / The Best Scandinavian Sommelier 2003, Pro (Finland)  tasted  1 wines  from  Ceretto . In a tasting of  10 wines 

“Great moments with great people! Willi Opitz, thanks to sharing your endless energy through the wines and moments that we have shared. The moment with your latest wine project in La Mancha was special. The red wines turned out tasting great despite the fact that they were bottled just 4 days before flying them over to Finland!!! Everyone check out Bodegas El Furtivo wines once they come out:) ”

5y 2m ago

 Pekka Nuikki / Founder of the Fine Wine Magazines, Pro (Finland)  tasted  3 wines  from  Ceretto . In a tasting of  18 wines 

“Musar 1960/ The 1960 was the first vintage made with new philosophy brought by Serge Hochar to the wine making process: no additives, no fining, no treatment and no filtration applied to the wines.
This forty-year old bottle looked like new, and had excellent by the neck level. Very dark, and deep, mature-looking appearance. Sound and clean bouquet with wonderful scented flavors of chocolate, vanilla and strawberry fruit. Surprisingly full-bodied and complex wine. Still very sweet on the palate with soft, melted tannins and has a long and lingering, smooth aftertaste – Vau, this one was a lot enhanced and more youthful than the previous two bottles I have tasted. The old saying “there are no great wines, only great bottles” rings a bell again! For me Chateau Musar is the best wine of the 1960 vintage. Grand effort Serge! 92 points

5y 8m ago

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