The Ceretto Winery is a member of The Grand Wine Tour: an association of the finest wineries across Italy offering exclusive wine tastings, boutique hotels, Michelin-starred restaurants and unique activities dedicated to wine lovers and a luxury clientele. TGWT Mark of Excellence is the very first Italian certification of quality distinguishing high standards in wine tourism hospitality.
The excellence of Langaroli wines is the complex result of the richness of the land and the knowledge and skill of the wine makers who give life to this unique product.
In the early 2000’s, the focus of the historic Ceretto winery shifted to center more around the quality of its land. At this point, the desire to return to more sustainable agricultural practices - above all regarding the treatment of the vineyards, now certified organic - was born. At the same time, various plans came together towards the common desire of enhancing the value of the distinctiveness of the Langhe region. First, there was Relanghe, a small confectionery shop with the ambitious dream of being the main supplier of the Piedmont Nocciola. Then, there came Terroirs, a careful selection of unique and precious wines, and, lastly, there was Chef Enrico Crippa’s bet for high gastronomy, where he received his third Michelin star in 2012 for his Ristorante Piazza Duomo, sharing a location with his trattoria La Piola.
Today, for the winery, Barolo and Barbaresco are the crown jewels of the production. Furthermore you will find newer components such as the Arneis Blangè and the decision to promote quality over quantity, even in the production of Moscato.
In addition, there is the active effort made by the winery to pair, with their own products, projects that extend from design to contemporary art. The connection is strong, including bottle labels commissioned by great designers and architecturally notable wine cellars dedicated to welcoming groups and wine tastings. Of particular note is the architecture of the Cubo di Bricco Rocche with its impressive glass walls and the Monsordo Bernardina winery with its transparent bubble suspended above the vineyards. There is also the Barolo Chapel, frescoed by Sol LeWitt and David Tremlett and many contemporary art exhibitions and permanent installations by artists such as Kiki Smith, Robert Indiana, Francesco Clemente, Anselm Kiefer, John Baldessarri and many others.
LE SFUMATURE DEL NEBBIOLO - The Tastes of Nebbiolo
Recommended for anyone who is looking to gain more in depth knowledge about the different flavors and expressions of Nebbiolo. The tour will take you through the history of the family and the various phases of wine production. It includes a walk around the Monsordo Estate, a visit to the old cellars and a panoramic view of the vineyards. You will get to know the Nebbiolo grape better by discovering its characteristics, vineyards and diverse styles, gaining a greater understanding of this unique and multifaceted grape. The tasting includes five different Ceretto wines produced from the Nebbiolo, including two representative cru wines: Barbaresco Bernadot DOCG and Barolo Brunate DOCG. The full tour plus tasting lasts around one and a half hours. Group visit - maximum 12 people.
DEGUSTAZIONE CRU DI BAROLO - Cru Barolo Tasting
An exclusive experience recommended for wine lovers and aficionados. The tour will take you through the history of the family and the various phases of wine production with a focus on single vine/cru Barolo and Barbaresco production. It includes a walk around the Monsordo Estate, a visit to the old cellars and a panoramic view of the vineyards. This experience will allow you to gain much knowledge about Cerotto wines and vineyards. The full tour plus tasting lasts around one hour and a half and includes five Barolo d.o.c.g. and Barbaresco d.o.c.g cru wines.
An unforgettable experience that can offer you the unique opportunity to try our most iconic selection in four tastings: we propose a small vertical tasting of three different vintages of Bricco Rocche and one vintage of the rare Cannubi San Lorenzo. The visit will end at the panoramic tasting room just for you. Bricco Rocche is the smallest Cru in the Barolo appellation: an area of 1.46 hectares, it is a monopole of the Ceretto family since 1982. In the Cannubi San Lorenzo vineyard, the family owns an area of 0.25 hectares that produces only 700 magnums, which are only released after aging for 10 years. Duration: 1.5 hours.
• Barolo Bricco Rocche DOCG 2015
• Barolo Bricco Rocche DOCG 2009
• Barolo Bricco Rocche DOCG 2006
• Barolo Cannubi San Lorenzo DOCG 2009
Guided by one of our sommeliers, you will experience a journey through our most celebrated and renowned crus, located in the five most important townships in the Barolo area. A final tasting in a panoramic room at the historic winery in Alba will end the experience, where you will taste a 5 Barolo Single-Vineyards including the rare Barolo Cannubi San Lorenzo 2009, produced from a small and historical plot in about 500 Magnums per year and released in the market after 10 years of aging. The visit lasts approximately four hours.