2019 Cigliuti Barbera Serraboella

Piemonte, Italy

A wonderfully expressive and attractive Barbera from a stellar Italian producer



About the Wine

The Cigliuti Barbera Serraboella comes from vines with an average age of 15 years, so the wine is showing wonderful complexity that this vine development brings. The wine show beautiful fruit (dark cherry and plum), and some mocha and spice savouriness that adds to the enjoyment.

To give the wine some structure but without too many wood characters, it was matured for 18 months in a mix of second- and third-use oak. The Serraboella can be enjoyed with grilled white or red meats, pasta, cured meats, risotto, or cheeses, either now or in a few years.

About Cigliuti

The Fratelli Cigliuti winery is situated on the Serraboella hill, some 350 metres above sea level overlooking Neive, one of three villages responsible for producing Barbaresco. Renato inherited his father’s 6.5 hectare property which remains family owned and run and is now into its fifth generation with daughters Claudia and Sylvia.

Winemaking techniques lean towards the traditional. Estate-grown, handpicked grapes are fermented with native yeasts in stainless steel, then aged in larger Slavonian oak barrels along with some barriques. Dolcetto and Nebbiolo grapes grow in the calcareous soils of the southwest-facing vineyards, while Barbera is cultivated on clayey sites with a south-eastern exposure. The wines show great complexity, minerality and personality.

Additional Info

From the Producer

GRAPE VARIETY: 100% Barbera


CRU: Serraboella

LOCATION: Southeast

ALTITUDE: 350 m above sea level



YIELD PER HECTARE: about 5000 – 5500 Kg

PRUNING: upwards Guyot training

FERMENTATION AND MACERATION: in steel vats at controlled temperatures

AGEING: in second- and third-use French oak barriques


SERVE WITH: roast and grilled white and red meats, pasta with meat sauces, risottos and soups, semi-mature cheeses, cured meats

Blend : Barbera (100%)
Closure : Cork
Drink Until : 2025
Bottle Size : 750ml

Expert Reviews

Critic Reviews

The Wine Front

"This is a much more attractive wine than the slightly more expensive ‘Campass’. Well, at least for me, because sometimes less is more. Dark cherry, spice, mocha, with damp earthy dark fruit, fleshy tannin, a savoury dried herb character, and a firm dried strawberry and spice finish. Acidity is good too. It’s an attractive wine." Gary Walsh (The Wine Front)


"The 2019 Barbera d’Alba Vigna Serraboella is a blend of three parcels in the property. Plush, racy and supple, it shows all the charm of the year. Dark red cherry, plum, mocha and spice all flesh out in the glass. The 2019 spent 18 months, half in cask and half in neutral French oak." Antonio Galloni (


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