CIGLIUTI

By Alexandria Rae Cubbage, 25 January 2020

Azienda Agricola Fratelli Cigliuti (“Cigliuti”) is a small family estate located in the historical village of Neive in the Langhe hills of Piedmont. Their vineyards comprise 7.5 hectares with 6 hectares in the Barbaresco Cru of Serraboella and 1.5 hectares in the Bricco di Neive Cru; they make approximately 30,000 bottles a year. The family has been in this region since the 1300s. Renato Cigliuti started working in the winery when he was a boy. After World War II, when the area of Piedmont was quite poor and many people were leaving, he decided to stay and to continue making wine. The first estate bottled wine was made in 1964. Prior to this time, they used to sell the grapes and unbottled wine on the local market.

Renato was forward thinking at the time doing viticulture practices like green harvest in the vineyards. His neighbours thought he was crazy because the area was so poor that no one could understand this practice of throwing away fruit. In addition, in the 1970s he formed a quality growers association with other winemakers in the area such as Luciano Sandrone, Bartolo Mascarello and Giuseppe Rivetti to focus on setting standards for making Barbaresco and to build an export business to countries such as the U.S.A., Germany and Switzerland. They realized that they couldn’t simply depend on the local market. While Angelo Gaja wasn’t a part of this group, as he was already quite wealthy at the time, he used his influence to promote the wines of Barbaresco too, and Renato respects him for his contribution to their efforts as well.

Renato’s focus has always been on quality not quantity, and he believes that quality wine is made first in the vineyard. Thus, Renato is first and foremost a farmer. Linden and I experienced that when we went to visit Cigliuti as Renato was more comfortable on his tractor and playing with their new black Labrador puppy rather than speaking with us. We were happy to see him all the same and enjoyed spending time with Claudia who graciously told us the story of Cigliuti. Renato’s daughters, Claudia and Silvia run the business now.

They use organic farming practices, and the vineyards are looked after by Renato, his wife, Dina, and their two daughters, Claudia and Silvia. In the Serraboella Cru there are chalky, limestone soils which produce wines with structure and concentration. Barbera d’Alba ‘Campass’ is made from the Campass vineyard which is a plot within the Serraboella Cru with more clay in the soils.

Then, in the Bricco di Neive Cru there are sandy soils which create wines with elegance. Barbaresco ‘Vie Erte’ is a proprietary name meaning ‘steep vineyards’, and the grapes for this wine are from the Bricco di Neive Cru. The Langhe Nebbiolo comes from this same vineyard but receives less ageing and is made for drinking young.

For the winemaking, they are hands-off in their approach preferring that the wine take its natural course. They use indigenous yeast and ferment in temperature controlled stainless steel vats. Then, ageing takes place in a combination of large Slavonian oak botti and French oak tonneau (500-litre) for Barbaresco ‘Serraboella’. For the Barbaresco ‘Vie Erte’ ageing is in Slavonian oak botti, and for Nebbiolo Langhe ageing is in stainless steel and then Slavonian oak botti. For the Barbera d’Alba ‘Campass’ ageing is in a combination of 20% new French oak barriques and second-use barriques.

Cigliuti exemplifies a family committed to their land and to producing quality wine, showing the very best that Barbaresco has to offer. They achieve this goal by putting farming first but also being forward thinking in their approach in the vineyards and in the winemaking.

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Vintage Wine Bottle Size Unit of sale Qty of unit Qty of btl Btl price (HKD) Score Location
2010 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella 750 BOTTLE 40 40 1,200 WA92 HK
2010 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella 1500 BOTTLE 26 26 2,600 WA92 HK
2010 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella 750 BOTTLE 3 3 1,200 WA92 SHOP
2010 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella 1500 BOTTLE 3 3 2,600 WA92 SHOP
2015 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella 750 BOTTLE 3 3 600 - SHOP
2016 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella 750 BOTTLE 111 111 600 - HK
2016 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella 750 BOTTLE 4 4 600 - SHOP
2017 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella 750 BOTTLE 110 110 600 - HK
2017 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella 1500 BOTTLE 6 6 1,300 - HK
2017 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella 1500 BOTTLE 2 2 1,300 - SHOP
2019 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella 750 BOTTLE 90 90 600 - HK
2019 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella 1500 BOTTLE 18 18 1,300 - HK
2019 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella 3000 BOTTLE 3 3 3,000 - HK
2019 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Vie Erte 750 BOTTLE 60 60 480 - HK
2020 Cigliuti - Barbera d'Alba Campass 750 BOTTLE 60 60 320 - HK
2021 Cigliuti - Langhe Nebbiolo 750 BOTTLE 120 120 320 - HK
2010 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,200 / BTL 40 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
40
Qty of btl
40
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
WA92
Location
HK
2010 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 2,600 / BTL 26 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
26
Qty of btl
26
Btl price (HKD)
2,600
Score
WA92
Location
HK
2010 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 1,200 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
1,200
Score
WA92
Location
SHOP
2010 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella
1500 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 2,600 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
2,600
Score
WA92
Location
SHOP
2015 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 600 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
600
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2016 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 600 / BTL 111 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
111
Qty of btl
111
Btl price (HKD)
600
Score
-
Location
HK
2016 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella
750 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 600 / BTL 4 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
4
Qty of btl
4
Btl price (HKD)
600
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2017 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 600 / BTL 110 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
110
Qty of btl
110
Btl price (HKD)
600
Score
-
Location
HK
2017 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,300 / BTL 6 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
6
Qty of btl
6
Btl price (HKD)
1,300
Score
-
Location
HK
2017 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella
1500 ml BOTTLE SHOP HKD 1,300 / BTL 2 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
2
Qty of btl
2
Btl price (HKD)
1,300
Score
-
Location
SHOP
2019 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 600 / BTL 90 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
90
Qty of btl
90
Btl price (HKD)
600
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella
1500 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 1,300 / BTL 18 BTL available
Bottle size
1500
Qty of unit
18
Qty of btl
18
Btl price (HKD)
1,300
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Serraboella
3000 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 3,000 / BTL 3 BTL available
Bottle size
3000
Qty of unit
3
Qty of btl
3
Btl price (HKD)
3,000
Score
-
Location
HK
2019 Cigliuti - Barbaresco Vie Erte
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 480 / BTL 60 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
60
Qty of btl
60
Btl price (HKD)
480
Score
-
Location
HK
2020 Cigliuti - Barbera d'Alba Campass
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 320 / BTL 60 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
60
Qty of btl
60
Btl price (HKD)
320
Score
-
Location
HK
2021 Cigliuti - Langhe Nebbiolo
750 ml BOTTLE HK HKD 320 / BTL 120 BTL available
Bottle size
750
Qty of unit
120
Qty of btl
120
Btl price (HKD)
320
Score
-
Location
HK
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HK-Shop / available for in-store purchase in Sai Ying Pun.
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En-Primeur / wines still in chateau; will arrange delivery to once wine is received in HK