2019 Cascina delle Rose Barbaresco DOCG 'Rio Sordo'
Majestic! From the stellar Rio Sordo vineyard, one of the top in all of Barbaresco, and a legendary vintage!
100% certified organic and hand harvested Nebbiolo from the Rio Sordo Vineyard, planted in calcareous limestone with sand in 1978 and farmed without the use of chemicals. The skins remained in contact with the must during the first fermentation that lasted for 12-14 days, followed by a submerged cap maceration. After the alcoholic fermentation, malolactic fermentation was completed in the cellar at temperature of 20° C. Aged in traditional Slavonian oak cask of 10-17 hl for 22 months and matured in the bottle for at least 8 months. No filtration or clarification before bottling.
100 points, Kerin o'Keefe (Wine Enthusiast). "The Cascina delle Rose 2019 Rio Sordo is an absolute stunner, boasting precision and a pristine quality that keeps you wanting more. Fragrant and radiant, it opens with enticing scents of violet, rose, perfumed berry, star anise, new leather and menthol. Seamlessly combining finesse and structure, the vibrant, youthfully austere palate delivers crushed red cherry, white pepper, licorice and blood orange set against a backbone of fine-grained tannins while a hint of almost salty mineral lingers on the close. Fresh acidity keeps it bright and balanced. Drink 2027-2044."