Antonio Galloni calls Cecilia Monte’s 2014 Barbaresco a wine of pure and total refinement. Acidity and tannin maintain an uneasy truce, lending an intriguing, edgy energy that’s beginning to soften with time in the cellar. That aromatics are all orange peel, exotic spice and amaro herbs, giving this classically proportioned Barbaresco its unique lift and grace. Make room in your cellar, you’ll want to keep coming back to this over the next decade to see what else it has in store.
Cecilia Monte's 2014 Barbaresco Serracapelli is a wine of pure and total refinement. Lifted and gracious on the palate, the 2014 is wonderfully energetic from start to finish. Beams of supporting acidity and tannin give the wine a nervous, edgy feel that will soften with bottle age. Orange peel, exotic spice, tobacco, cedar and amaro herbs add an intriguing upper register of aromatics to this mid-weight, classically proportioned Barbaresco. Cecilia Monte's Barbaresco Serracapelli is one of the dark horses of the vintage.