Terroir and Tradition
Fratelli Cigliuti has a rich history that can be traced back to a time when Renato’s father and uncle used to sell grapes and wine in large bulk to local individuals. In 1964, Renato Cigliuti, the present owner and winemaker, inherited the estate and became the first to bottle his family’s wine. The estate has remained under family ownership and management since, now reaching its fifth generation with Renato’s daughters, Claudia and Silvia at the helm alongside Renato.
Situated on the Serraboella hill, approximately 350 meters above sea level, Cigliuti overlooks the charming village of Neive in the Barbaresco region.
The Langhe territory, where Cigliuti is located, is known for its picturesque hills, steep slopes, and predominantly calcareous clay soil. The climate in this area is mainly continental, with notable variations in microclimate depending on the specific location. This unique terroir contributes to the wines’ characteristics, imparting minerality, complexity, personality, and long-lasting qualities.
The Cigliuti wines are outrageously good and incredibly scarce. These wines are really some of the absolute greatest Barbaresco has to offer.