2014 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco Albesani

2014 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco Albesani

94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2014 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco Albesani
94 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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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.

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$79.99 in mixed 6+ or $88.99 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 Parkers Wine Advocate

Cantina del Pino chooses to release its Barbarescos one year later than its peers. The 2014 Barbaresco Albesani is distinguished by a very fine and tightly knit texture that bodes very well for its future aging potential. The wine promises to reward more intensity and elegance as it moves forward in time. But even now, at this young stage in its life, this is an elegant and approachable expression of Nebbiolo. Only 3,000 bottles were made.

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This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with DUCK
with GAME



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