Cascina delle Rose 2016 Barbaresco, Rio Sordo, DOCG

Cascina delle Rose 2016 Barbaresco, Rio Sordo, DOCG

Item Number: 13258

UPC: None

Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Sub Region: Langhe
Appellation/AVA: Barbaresco DOCG
Estate Grown Wine: Yes
Vineyard Designation: Rio Sordo
Vintage: 2016
Grape(s): 100% Nebbiolo
Type: Wine - Red
Bottle Size: 750 ml
Pack: 12
Closure: Cork
Alc by Vol(%): 14
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 that lasts between 25-30 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 20 months and matures in the bottle for at least 8 months. No filtration or clarification before bottling.


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

    The 2016 Barbaresco Rio Sordo is the darkest and most concentrated of these barrel samples presented by Cascina Delle Rose. This is a structured, medium to full-bodied expression of Nebbiolo with lots of dark fruit packed in at the core. The wine is fermented in steel and aged in botti grandi for about 22 months.
  • Vinous
    Rating: 93 (11/7/2016)

    The 2016 Barbaresco Rio Sordo is delineated and vibrant, with striking energy that give the wine real direction and drive. The tannins need time to soften, but there is plenty to look forward to. Next to the Tre Stelle, which is more overt in feel, the Rio Sordo is virile and a touch monolithic in the early going. It will be interesting to see how the 2016 develops in time.