Cascina delle Rose 2017 Barbera d'Alba DOC

Cascina delle Rose 2017 Barbera d'Alba DOC

Item Number: 13255

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barbera d'Alba DOC
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vintage: 2017
Grape(s): 100% Barbera
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 15
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Blue marl with sand

Vineyard Notes: The Cascina delle Rose Barbera d’Alba is sourced from vineyards on the border between Rio Sordo and Tre Stelle that were planted in 1997. The terrain is complex with a prevalence of layers. The blue marl soil is at a depth from 1 to 3 meters. Cascina delle Rose practices organic farming.

Winemaking Notes: Harvest is manual. Fermentation occurs naturally with native yeast. The skins are submersed during fermentation via pump overs. The wine undergoes malolactic fermentation. It ages around 15 months in traditional Slavonian oak casks of 10 and 20 hectoliters in size. The wine is not filtered or fined. Total sulfites are low around 40 mg/l.

Tasting Notes: The Cascina delle Rose Barbera d'Alba is bright and lively with red fruit and a hint of spice. Brisk acidity integrates well with the tannins to create a wonderful mouthfeel. Enjoy this dynamic red wine with on its own or with pizza, burgers, red meat dishes, and more.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (88-90) (6/28/2019)

    Tasted from barrel, the 2017 Barbera d'Alba opens to a darkly concentrated appearance with lots of succulent primary fruit. At this very young point in the wine's life, it offers lots of rich syrupy black fruit flavors with cured tobacco and faded tones of campfire ash. It will be interesting to see where the next couple of months of bottle aging will bring it.