Visits in Barbaresco May, 2013

Exploring the Queen of Nebbiolo






Cascina delle Rose

Bottling since 1992

Left grass in the vineyard  because otherwise you couldn't work with the mud, left more lateral shoots and top growth to offer protection from sun and hail, 15 years later people adopted the same techniques and they are revolutionary natural farming techniques!

2011 Cascina delle Rose Barbaresco Tre Stelle

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A little minty on the nose with subtle hints of  herbs, camphor, spicy soil tones in a high toned style. On entry this shows of decisive acids that offer fine cut to the core of juicy blue tinged wild berry fruit. Even with the powerful ripe tannins, this is a really elegant wine in the making, filled with juicy bright wild amarena cherry and wild raspberry flavors on the finish. The  clarity of fruit, mineral, and herbal flavors here is impressive and the gorgeous floral top notes add a very pretty accent to this fruit driven wine. 91-94pts

2011 Cascina delle Rose Barbaresco Rio Sordo


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Very precise and super floral on the nose which explodes with fresh picked flowers, aromas of  violets and a huge rose scent accented with a hint of cinnamon,stones, and a white clay notes. This is gorgeous, full of burnished fruit with a hint of chocolate in a powerful but refined style that features super ripe tannins that add a tactile impression to the mouthfeel. The finish shows lovely tobacco and briar notes over a huge, stony soil driven base. This is an awesome expression of place. 92-95pts

2010 Cascina delle Rose Barbaresco Tre Stelle

Classic cherries in alcohol on the nose gain complexity and  a little spice edge from notes of pollen, piercing floral notes and hints f exotic sandalwood and slightly vegetal spice notes.  Soft and broad on entry, this offers up bright acids and fine fruit tannins supporting fine strawberry fruit in an elegant and refined style, though there is an edge of rusticity here. Still this exhibits wonderful purity of flavor and a particularly clear expression of fruit and is flat out delicious. 93pts

2008 Cascina delle Rose Barbaresco Tre Stelle


Tight on the nose slowly revealing soil and dried grass aromas followed by hints of spice seeds, tar, and small red berry fruits before the intense rose petal aromas finally reveal themselves. Soft with densely packed fine grained tannins in the mouth, this feels so elegant with wonderfully pure flavors of wild cherry and raspberry fruit on the palate backed up with a terrific expression of soil. This is a touch chewy today, and shows a hint of alcohol as well, but with time both issues should resolve themselves completely leaving those lucky enough to have this wine in their cellar with a remarkably clear and precise expression of Nebbiolo. 92pts

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Top Barbaresco tasted May 2013

1.
Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano (2008)
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Cascina Delle Rose Barbaresco Tre Stelle (2010)
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Barbaresco Rivella Serafino Montestefano (2008)
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montefico (2008)
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano (2009)
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Barbaresco "Tre Stelle" Cascina Delle " Red. Wines " Natural Wines " Rose Natural Wines (2008)
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Cantina del Pino Barbaresco "Ovello" (2008)
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barbaresco Ovello Riserva (2009)
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  • Snooth User: hugh27
    Hand of Snooth
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    You should take a serious look at Massimo Rivetti- stunning Barbaresco's- Froi and Serrabello- outstanding
    Hugh

    Jul 30, 2013 at 1:52 PM


  • Snooth User: Chad Carns
    1326831 1

    I actually prefer Barbaresco to it's often pricier neighbor Barolo.

    Jul 30, 2013 at 4:00 PM


  • I actually prefer Barbaresco to it's often pricier neighbor Barolo (Logged into the wrong account above).

    Jul 30, 2013 at 4:04 PM


  • Snooth User: Don47
    68489 7

    Nice to see Cascina delle Rose do so well, Gregory! I stayed there about 6 years ago and enjoyed (bought) several of their wines. They are nice people making quite good wines!

    Jul 30, 2013 at 7:27 PM


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