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2014 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco

2014 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco

92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate
2014 Cantina del Pino Barbaresco
92 Points Parker's Wine Advocate

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A beautifully polished, boutique Nebbiolo from Barbaresco. It is already on show, with vibrant yet rounded red fruit and floral characters, nuances of umami earth and that overall brightness that makes Nebbiolo so drop dead wonderful. From a family operation that can claim to be the first in Barbaresco. Gorgeous stuff by old hands in the town -- for this price it is a bargain.

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$54.99 in mixed 6+ or $59.99 per bottle

Overview

Grape

Nebbiolo

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

92/100 Parkers Wine Advocate

The delightful 2014 Barbaresco by Renato Vacca and his family at Cantina del Pino is a smooth and delicate wine. It shows a dark and intact color with light berry aromas followed by light shadings of spice, tar and tobacco. The wine appears light and streamlined in terms of mouthfeel, yet it also delivers power, structure and length. Some 8,000 bottles were made.

Stats & Food Matching

  • Variety

    Nebbiolo

  • Colour

    Red

  • Region

    Piedmont

  • Closure

    Cork

  • Volume

    750 ml

  • Maturity

    2018 - 2028

This Wine Goes Well With

with BEEF
with GAME
with LAMB

Taste

4

Delivery & Returns

We deliver throughout New Zealand and to some locations overseas. Our deliveries are made by trusted third party carriers. For further details on prices and delivery options please go to DELIVERY INFORMATION section of our site.

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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