Calcareous limestone with sand. No chemical herbicides. Hand harvested. Vineyard planted in 1978.
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, malo-lactic fermentation was completed in the cellar at temperature of 20° C. 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.
Only 142 cases of 12 produced!
The Cascina delle Rose property is five hectares in total. Three hectares of vineyards, 1.2 hectare of hazelnut trees, the balance is a small bit of woods and a house.
A release of about 3,000 bottles, the 2018 Barbaresco Rio Sordo shows the finesse and delicate fruit that is so well expressed by this estate. The bouquet is redolent of rose hip and crushed flowers, and you get cassis, wild cherry and dried pomegranate as well. There is a giant layer of minty herb, and then the wine finally relaxes with polished tones of crushed stone and white licorice. Cascina delle Rose makes a fine bottle of Barbaresco. — Monica Larner