Cascina Delle Rose, Barbaresco “Rio Sordo”
Cascina Delle Rose, Barbaresco “Rio Sordo”

Cascina Delle Rose, Barbaresco “Rio Sordo”

Piedmont, Italy 2014 (750mL)
Regular price$86.00
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Cascina Delle Rose, Barbaresco “Rio Sordo”

Traditional Nebbiolo from the commune of Barbaresco is one of the world’s great red wines. That’s why we were delighted, in fact super excited, to discover that a local importer and friend of SommSelect has a small stash of Cascina delle Rose’s two Barbaresco crus from vintages going back over a decade.

This family owned estate is a 5 hectare property in the Rio Sordo Valley, where they are known for the Rio Sordo and Tre Stelle crus – in fact they are the only ones to release a Tre Stelle cru Barbaresco. Their small production focuses on Barbaresco from both the clay soils of the vineyard Rio Sordo and the calcareous soils of the Tre Stelle vineyard. These steep, hillside vineyards are all worked by hand; grapes are harvested, de-stemmed, and fermented with natural yeasts. They are then aged for 20-22 months in large botti, mostly Slavonian with a few Swiss casks. 

These bottles are elegant, aromatic knockouts that are all hitting their peak drinking windows, but will continue to age gracefully for another 5-10 years. Oh, and the pricing is fantastic. Cru Barbaresco from a top producer with bottle age for under $100 . . . amazing! And the very limited magnums are an even better bang for your buck. We also have some back vintage Langhe Nebbiolo from the generationally great 2016 vintage, made entirely from declassified fruit of the Rio Sordo vineyard. It's also a tremendous value.

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Italy

Northwestern Italy

Piedmont

Italy’s Piedmont region is really a wine “nation”unto itself, producing world-class renditions of every type of wine imaginable: red, white, sparkling, sweet...you name it! However, many wine lovers fixate on the region’s most famous appellations—Barolo and Barbaresco—and the inimitable native red that powers these wines:Nebbiolo.

Tuscany

Chianti

The area known as “Chianti” covers a major chunk of Central Tuscany, from Pisa to Florence to Siena to Arezzo—and beyond. Any wine with “Chianti” in its name is going to contain somewhere between 70% to 100% Sangiovese, and there are eight geographically specific sub-regions under the broader Chianti umbrella.

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