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 Vintage2001 Label 1 of 4 
(NOTE: Label borrowed from 2005 vintage.)
TypeRed
ProducerCigliuti (web)
VarietyNebbiolo
Designationn/a
VineyardVigne Erte
CountryItaly
RegionPiedmont
SubRegionLanghe
AppellationBarbaresco

Drinking Windows and Values
Drinking window: Drink between 2006 and 2013 (based on 2 user opinions)

Community Tasting History

Community Tasting Notes (average 91.3 pts. and median of 92 pts. in 4 notes) - hiding notes with no text

 Tasted by MichaelJennings on 12/14/2012 & rated 89 points: Very nice, fully mature bottle. A bit modern for my taste, with plenty of oak and forward fruit. But still clearly a Barbaresco: violets, rose petals, a hint of tar. (1179 views)
 Tasted by RobertDwyer on 5/17/2010 & rated 93 points: I was really looking forward to trying this 2001 after going so gonzo for the 2004. It was just about everything I hoped for. As expected the tannins have softened nicely, but there's still a good amount of grip. The flavor profile is what I really love about this wine. Cherries, rose petals, and just a hint of tar. Really beautiful wine. The kind of wine you want to seek out and buy more of before it's all gone. (2840 views)
 Tasted by nschmidt on 12/20/2009 & rated 92 points: Totally enjoyed this bottle fireside with some mixed nuts. Drinking beautifully with some significant but smooth tannins. (2549 views)
 Tasted by millwhat on 2/3/2008: Fresh cherries, with medium smooth tannins. perfect with gutsy Italian fish with tomatoes and olives. Delicious and drinking now (2825 views)

Professional 'Channels'
By Antonio Galloni
Vinous, Italy’s 2001 Barolo and 2001 and 2003 Barbaresco vintages (Oct 2006)
(F.lli Cigliuti Barbaresco Vigna Erte) Subscribe to see review text.
By Stephen Tanzer
Vinous, November/December 2004, IWC Issue #117
(Fratelli Cigliutti Barbaresco Vigne Erte) Subscribe to see review text.
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Cigliuti

Producer website

Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is a red grape indigenous to the Piedmont region of Italy in the Northwest. The grape can also be found in other parts of the world, though they are not as respected.

Nebbiolo is often considered the "king of red wines," as it is the grape of the famed wines of Barolo DOCG, Barbaresco DOCG, and Roero DOCG. It is known for high tannins and acidity, but with a distinct finesse. When grown on clay, Nebbiolo can be very powerful, tannic, and require long aging periods to reach its full potential. When grown on sand, the grape exhibits a more approachable body with more elegant fruit and less tannins, but still has high aging potential.

"Nebbiolo" is named for the Italian word, "nebbia", which means "fog", in Italian and rightfully so since there is generally a lot of fog in the foothills of Piedmont during harvest.

Nebbiolo is a late-ripening variety that does best in a continental climate that boasts moderate summers and long autumns. In Piedmont, Nebbiolo is normally harvested in October.

More links:
Varietal character (Appellation America) | Nebbiolo on CellarTracker

Italy

Italian Wines (ItalianMade.com, The Italian Trade Commission) | Italian Wine Guide on the WineDoctor

Piedmont

Vignaioli Piemontesi (Italian only)

Langhe

Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe e Roero | Union of Producers of Albese Wines (Albeisa)

Barbaresco

Geographical details of the DOCG down to single vineyards. The vineyards belonging to the comune Barbaresco can be found here

 
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