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Azienda Agricola Cigliuti

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The winery has belonged to the Cigliuti family for four generations, but it was not until 1964 that Renato decided to bottle wines at the estate rather than sell grapes and unbottled wine on the local market. Having grown up in the tradition of the region, he had always believed that the local Langhe soil was capable of producing high quality, long-lasting wines. He thus began to thin the grapes in his vineyards, a technique practised by only a handful of producers at the time. Despite the poor economy, Renato was convinced that this was the only way to create quality-driven wines. In 1964 he released his first 300 bottles of Barbaresco. And in 1970 Renato bottled his first Cru Barbaresco, Serraboella, as the first producer to use the name Serraboella on a label in the 1970s. For 30 years he was he only producer here to give his Barbaresco the name of the cru. Until just a few years ago, in fact, Serraboella was a synonym for Cigliuti, a testament to the enduring mark this winery has left on the region.

Today Cigliuti is very much a family-run company: Renato, his wife Dina and their daughters Claudia and Silvia, who oversee production from the beginning to the end of the process.  They spend most of their time in the vineyards because, in their opinion, it is precisely the vineyards that can give life to great wines with a personality all of their own— wines capable of capturing the characteristics of a vintage and the identity of a terroir.

Work in the cellar is kept to a bare minimum and the wines are left to follow their own natural course. Only native yeasts are used, and grapes ferment in steel vats at a controlled temperature. All the wines are aged in wood, save for the Dolcetto which stays in steel vats through to bottling.


Full Cigliuti range available for private order!

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BARBARESCO SERRABOELLA 2012 


BARBARESCO VIE ERTE 2011

"Freshly cut flowers, mint, pine, crushed rocks and small red berries lift from the glass in the 2011 Barbaresco Vie Erte. The flavors are bright and crystalline throughout. Despite the warm vintage, the Vie Erte retains gorgeous freshness and energy. There is a lot to like in this precise, mid-weight Barbaresco from Cigliuti. The Vie Erte spent 26 months in cask, quite long by today's standards in Barbaresco, where the minimum oak requirement has come down to nine months from twelve." Antonio Galloni, 93 points


BRICCOSERRA 2013

(50% Nebbiolo – 50% Barbera)


LANGHE NEBBIOLO 2014


BARBERA D’ALBA CAMPASS 2013 


BARBERA D’ALBA SERRABOELLA 2013 


DOLCETTO D’ALBA 2014