Ceretto Prapo Barolo DOCG 2018


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Piedmont, Italy
93 points


The winery at Castiglione Falletto was built in 1982 and was created to vinify grapes coming from the finest vineyards of the Barolo denomination. It was extended in 2000, with the construction of the futuristic glass Cube, which provides a perfectly integrated contrast of modern design against the profile of the hills that surround it. Bricco Rocche is the home for vinifying and aging some of the most prestigious crus of the region, as well as that of its namesake: Brunate from La Morra, Prapò from Serralunga d’Alba, and Cannubi San Lorenzo from Barolo.

This wine takes its name from the prestigious Prapò vineyard which was one of the first properties owned by the Ceretto family in Barolo. This vineyard has one of the best exposures on the eastern slopes of Serralunga d'Alba, a world-renowned commune within Barolo. The soils have a high percentage of silt and clay which means the wines produced have a distinct and rare punchiness. Ceretto owns 2.4 hectares (of the 8.5 hectares of the total sub-zone) with a high average age of the vines, planted in the '70s.


93 - 93 points

Pleasant, fresh nose of raspberries and creamy minerals, coloured with hints of sous-Bois that verge on truffle character. Full-to medium-bodied and very silky, with a lighter framework of fine tannin this year. Long, balanced finish. Prapò is always a pretty Barolo and 2018 is no exception.


Serving Temp.
14-18 °C
Cellar until
Now - 2050
Food pairing
Aged cheese and duck ragout

Tasting Profile

The bouquet is very tight, with a hint of cold black tea; the palate is deep, almost savoury, with the tannins continuing to hold the wine tightly. This is an imposing and impressive wine, especially for the vintage -Mark Bardoe, MW Spontaneous cap-fermentation in stainless steel tanks, followed by 20-25 days of maceration. Malolactic fermentation is completed in wood barrels immediately following the harvest, after which the wine is aged for around 30 months in oak and a year in bottle.

Ceretto Prapo Barolo DOCG 2018

Ceretto Prapo Barolo DOCG 2018

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