2013 Amalia Cascina Barolo DOCG 1.5L Magnum
The Boffa Family had an aspiration when they created Amalia Cascina in 2003. After acquiring an early 20th century farmhouse in Monforte d’Alba in Langhe and its surrounding vineyards, they decided to cultivate native grapes of this famous region. Later, they were able to acquire new vineyards in the prestigious Barolo crus, Fantini in Bussia and Le Coste in Monforte. Amalia Cascina continues to produce superior quality wines that respect the territory and tradition of Piedmont while still maintaining the original essence of their family-run business. Maria Angela takes care of the hospitality side, Gigi oversees the management of the estate’s general activities while their son Paolo attends to the over-all production of the wines. Made with 100% Nebbiolo red grapes cultivated from both vineyard crus of Cascina Amalia which are Fantini in Bussia and Le Coste in Monforte. The maceration and fermentation in stainless took place for a total of 20 days. The plots were aged separaetly in 26 hectolitre large French oak barrels for 24 months before blending and then more months of aging in the bottle.
Blackberry, underbrush and star anise aromas mingle in the glass. The firm palate offers raw red cherry, sage and white pepper alongside tight tannins that may need time to evolve. Decant or lay down.