Cascina delle Rose 2016 Barbaresco, Tre Stelle, DOCG

Cascina delle Rose 2016 Barbaresco, Tre Stelle, DOCG

Item Number: 13259

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barbaresco DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Tre Stelle
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Viticulture: Practicing Organic
Soil Type: Calcareous with blue marl

Vintage Notes: "Cascina delle Rose's 2016 Barbarescos are pretty big wines that feel more concentrated than the past. It's hard to say if that is the result of the vintage, or more of a stylistic evolution. Time will tell. Brothers Davide and Riccardo Rizzolio gave their 2016s 25-30 days on the skins, followed by 20 months in cask. Needless to say, it will be fascinating to see where this small, family-run estate in Barbaresco goes in the coming years." - Vinous 11/2019

Winemaking Notes: The skins remain in contact with the must during fermentation, which lasts around 3 weeks. Fermentation occurs naturally with native yeast. The skins are submersed during fermentation via pump overs. 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 20 months and matures in the bottle for at least 8 months. No filtration or clarification is done before bottling.

Reviews

  • The Wine Advocate
    Rating: (92-94) (6/28/2019)

    The 2016 Barbaresco Tre Stelle, tasted from barrel, is a darkly concentrated and rich expression of Nebbiolo with lots of black fruit packed tight at its core. The wine was technically unfinished when I tasted it; however, reading between the lines, you get a sense of the deep and profound nature of the fruit in 2016. I see this vintage turning out very nicely.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 92 (11/7/2019)

    The 2016 Barbaresco Tre Stelle is dark, dense and quite powerful, with real textural resonance and tons of nuance. A rich, potent wine, this is also the best Tre Stelle Barbaresco I have tasted from Cascina delle Rose since the debut of this wine, with the 2006 vintage. Deep, creamy and ample, the 2016 will drink well with just a few years in bottle. I expect it will always remain virile in feel.