2013 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco Albesani

2013 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco Albesani

94 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous
2013 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco Albesani
94 Points Antonio Galloni's Vinous

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A powerful and distinctive single vineyard Barbaresco. The Albesani Cru vineyard enjoys rich clay-rich soils with a sunny, south facing aspect. But the Cantina style offers penetrating structure, poise and brightness, which gives focus and elegance to the wine's natural richness and power. Flesh and bones like this make it the perfect Barbaresco to decant now or cellar indefinitely. Eminently satisfying and a superb value single vineyard at under $70!

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$69.99 in mixed 6+ or $77.99 per bottle




Its Origins

The ex-director of Alba’s Royal Enological School Domizio Cavazza purchased this property in 1894, confounding locals by deciding against investing in the famous Barolo area. He had correctly identified the potential of the Nebbiolo grape here, on hills above an obscure village called Barbaresco, and it was on this property that he produced the very first wines under the now-famous Barbaresco appellation. Some years later it was purchased by the Vacca family, Renato Vacca being the current proprietor. With approximately equal range (40-70 years) in both the age of the vines and of that of the family workforce of aunts and uncles that look after them, the production of Cantina del Pino is the perfect balance of clean and polished, temperature-controlled modern winemaking with an authentic edge and local flavour. Antonio Galloni: “Humble, down-to-earth, yet intensely driven, Renato Vacca is making some of the most exciting wines in the region. Vacca’s holdings are concentrated in and around the Ovello vineyard, a site long noted for its combination of cooler microclimate and poor soils, which give structured, age-worthy Barbarescos. Not only were the wines from Cantina del Pino among the standouts of my tastings, they also happen to be among the best values in Barbaresco. In short, I can’t say enough good things about the wines of Renato Vacca. Readers owe it to themselves to check out this up-and-coming producer.”

What The Critics Say

94/100 Vinous, Antionio Galloni

"Usually a rich, bombastic wine, the 2013 Barbaresco Albesani shows more finesse than I remember seeing in the past. There is plenty of the power that is so typical of this site, but at the same time, the 2013 is translucent, super-elegant and refined. Another few years in bottle will do wonders for the Albesani, which, despite its obvious appeal, is very tightly wound at this stage. A persistent, striking finish rounds things out in style."

93/100 Parker's Wine Advocate, Monica Larner (2012 vintage)

"The 2012 Barbaresco Albesani follows in the feminine and graceful style that is so unique to the wines of Cantina del Pino. Dark fruit and wild cherry are followed by light shadings of spice, tobacco and licorice. The wine shows very good integration and balance. That seamless integration follows through to the palate, thanks also to the wine’s long persistence."

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This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with DUCK
with GAME



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If for any reason you are not entirely happy with your order or you suspect that they may be affected by a quality issue, please do not hesitate to contact us and we will remedy the problem straight away. Contact us on 0800 422 767.


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