Cascina Bruciata Barbaresco Rio Sordo Riserva [Nebbiolo] D.O.C.G. 2007 (Piedmont, Italy) - [91 WE]

Cascina Bruciata Barbaresco Rio Sordo Riserva [Nebbiolo] D.O.C.G. 2007
(Piedmont, Italy) - [91 WE]

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About This Wine:
In the comune of Barbaresco, the top vineyard sites or “crus” have always been considered to be Santo Stefano, Rabaja and Rio Sordo. The Balbo family has long owned a good portion of the Rio Sordo cru, and sold grapes to prominent local winemakers. In recent years, they have employed the services as vineyard manager of Federico Curtaz, renowned locally for developing the vineyard sites of Angelo Gaja. In addition, they have obtained as their own winemaker Guido Martinetti, who has received eight “Tre Bicchieri” (Three Glasses) awards from Gambero Rosso/Slow Food’s “Vini d’Italia” - all by the age of thirty. In addition to their two cru Barbarescos, the estate produces small amounts of Dolcetto and Nebbiolo Langhe. “A promising debut in the Guide for this small Barbaresco winery with ideally situated vineyards. The Balbo family, helped by Guido Martinetti and Federico Curtaz produce excellent wines. The two Barbarescos have a distinctive, precise style. The Dolcettos are enjoyably fruity.” (Gambero Rosso’s Vini d’Italia)


VARIETALS: 100% Nebbiolo

VINEYARD: South-west exposed. The cru of Rio Sordo in Barbaresco (Cuneo), Piedmont.

VINIFICATION: Grapes are removed from stalk and gently pressed; maceration with skins for about 10 days at around 30 degrees Celsius.

AGING: Aging in new and 1-year barrels.

Ratings & Reviews

91 Points - Wine Enthusiast Magazine:
"The Cascina Bruciata winery is positioned majestically over the celebrated Rio Sordo cru and boasts commanding views of this beautiful vineyard. The wine delivers ripe berry aromas and loads of delicate spice, licorice and cola nuances." - ML (9/1/2011)