Blind tasted by Aldo Fiordelli(at Alba, Hotel I Castelli, 29 Mar 2021)
Le Cecche is a relatively young (for Barolo) winery founded in 2002 by Belgian Jan de Bruyne. The south-facing vineyards within Bricco San Pietro are at rather high altitudes of between 350 and 400 metres: quite an important detail in the warm 2017 vintage. The wine is aged in French tonneaux as well as barriques, of which 30% are new, for at least 24 months. The wine is fresh and characterised by a lemon leaf, almost lemongrass, aroma with smoky woodland and rhubarb in depth. The supple palate is extremely well balanced with refined ripe tannins, intense strawberry fruit, and lifted natural acidity. Just a bit warming on the finish, its otherwise very good and not difficult to drink.
Drinking Window 2021 – 2040