Cascina delle Rose 2015 Barbaresco, Rio Sordo, DOCG

Cascina delle Rose 2015 Barbaresco, Rio Sordo, DOCG

Item Number: 12320

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barbaresco DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Rio Sordo
Vintage: 2015
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14.5
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous with blue marl

Winemaking Notes: The skins remain in contact with the must during fermentation, which that lasts between 12 and 14 days. Fermentation occurs naturally with native yeast. This is followed by a submerged cap maceration. After the alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation completes in the cellar at temperature of 20°C (68°F). The wine ages in large traditional Slavonian oak casks for 22 months and matures in the bottle for at least 8 months. No filtration or clarification before bottling.

Pairing Suggestions: Red meat dishes, roasts, and mature cheeses.

Reviews

  • Vinous
    Rating: 92+ (10/19/2018)

    The 2015 Barbaresco Rio Sordo is darker and more muscular than the Tre Stelle tasted alongside it. Powerful and virile in feel, the Rio Sordo is a super-expressive, classically austere Barbaresco that is going to need at least a few years in bottle to come into its own. A host of dark, spiced, balsamic-infused notes develop in the glass, but the Rio Sordo remains reticent. Potent tannins add to an impression of gravitas. There is plenty to look forward to.
  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: 92 (8/31/2018)

    Cascina delle Rose is a winery that deserves your attention. It is specialized in very classic, elegant and fine expressions of Nebbiolo executed according to local tradition. The 2015 Barbaresco Rio Sordo walks with delicate footsteps. In a vintage that shows many overripe wines from this appellation, Cascina delle Rose gets it right. You do, however, feel the 14.5% alcohol on the finish.