Viticulture: No chemical herbicides. Hand harvested. Vineyard planted in 1978.
Vinification: The skins remained in contact with the must during the first fermentation that lasted for 12-14 days, followed by a submerged cap maceration. After the alcoholic fermentation, malo-lactic fermentation was completed in the cellar at temperature of 20° C.
Aging: In traditional Slavonian oak cask of 10-17 hl for 22 months and matured in the bottle for at least 8 months. No filtration or clarification before bottling.
Production: Only 142 cases of 12 produced!
Notes: The Cascina delle Rose property is five hectares in total. Three hectares of vineyards, 1.2 hectare of hazelnut trees, the balance is a small bit of woods and a house.
Publication: Wine advocate
Compared to the Tre Stelle, the 2014 Barbaresco Rio Sordo seems to have a slightly riper quality of fruit. The difference is minimal but it makes sense given that the heat during the 2014 vintage all came toward the very end of the growing season. This beautiful wine is bold and slightly more robust with dark cherry and red currant. It is also more marked in terms of tannins and structure. Only 1,500 bottles were made.