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100% Nebbiolo from Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy.
Bouquet of Wild Cherry & Sottobosco Fruit w/ delicate Spice notes, Rose & Tar. Properly tannic on the palate, but very bright. Cherries, Forest Berries & Undergrowth lead to a complex, long finish.
100% Nebbiolo from Barolo DOCG, Piedmont, Italy. Native Yeast, Spontaneous Malolactic Fermentation.
HISTORY: Owner Amabile Droco made a considerable investment in new equipment and added a new state of the art gravity-fed winery building to the property. After a highly successful engineering career, Amabile Droco achieved his lifetime’s ambition when he purchased an old farmhouse and the accompanying vineyards in the heart of the village of Barolo in 1999.
ABOUT: The employment of a top new winemaking team and the construction of an incredible new subterranean winery had a predictably positive effect on the quality of the wines produced. What really sets Cascina Adelaide apart however, is their vineyard holdings and their commitment to demonstrating the diversity of the terroirs within the Barolo DOCG. Cascina Adelaide has been a working winery with its own “Cru” vineyards for over 100 years. They now own top sites in eight out of the 10 Barolo “Crus” with plans to get to 10 as and when the right sites become available.
VINIFICATION: Grapes are collected when they are fully ripened and laid into small 20kg perforated boxes. If necessary, a strict cluster selection is made. The grapes are then taken to the wine cellar and crushed within a few hours from the harvest. The fermentation takes place at the controlled temperature of about 32ºC with repeated and delicate pumping over. The maceration is long, ~ 300 hours on average. The wine is then put in wooden barrels, where the subsequent spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place. The wine is then aged for 24 months in oak casks, after which it sees a few further months in bottle.
TASTING NOTES: A blend of vineyards, this wine has a Ruby Red color with Brick colored reflections on the rim. Full bodied Red Wine. The nose is driven by a bouquet of Wild Cherries, Sottobosco Fruit (Forest Berries), Spice, Rose & Tar. On the palate this wine is structured between evident tannins and bright acidity, with Cherry, Forest Berries, Spice notes & Tar. The finish is long & complex.
FOOD PAIRING: Pair this wine with well-marbled Red Meat dishes, Game, Game Fowl, Truffle-based recipes, Risotto, North Italian dishes, Ragu, Red Sauce Pasta, & Strong & Marbled Cheeses.