- Aging/Cooperage24 months in oak
- Production50 cases imported cases
Cascina Adelaide Barolo 4 Vigne 2016
Cascina Adelaide is a relatively new Barolo producer to keep your eye on. Founded in 1999 as the culmination of a lifelong dream of founder Amabile Droco, this modern, gravity-fed winery sits just beneath the hilltop Castello di Barolo. We are one of the very few in the U.S. to have UNPRECEDENTED access to their top wines and we purchase every bottle they agree to sell us. This pricing is remarkable, the wine…even more so! 94 POINTS and decades of life ahead of it…just surreal.
The wine SINGS of nebbiolo...a perfect marriage of the classic crus that provide the fruit and a modern approach to the winemaking that takes advantage of the new, state-of-the-art facility. Cascina owns an enviable stable of top Barolo crus, like Preda, Bussia, Cannubi, and Fossati. These lots are blended together to make the 4 Vigne, separately from their single-cru bottlings. The nose pulses with Earl Grey tea, Indian spices, citrus oil, cherries and dried cranberry, balsam, and a long, spicy finish. This beauty is just starting to stretch its legs and has a veritable marathon ahead of it, but MAN, it is fun to just drink now after a really vigorous decant and dream of the future.
All of Cascina Adelaide’s grapes are hand harvested and sorted before a 12-hour stay in the winery’s drying room to remove any residual moisture on the grapes. From there, the fruit is destemmed and lightly crushed in preparation for their roughly two-week fermentation and maceration in tank. Following primary, the wine is aged for 24 months in oak barrels, where secondary fermentation occurs. The wines are then bottled for months of further aging before release.
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