Cascina delle Rose
Tre Stelle in Barbaresco.
Calcareous limestone with sand.
No herbicides (only manual) and they only use a minimal amount of copper and sulfur in the vineyard - aiming towards as minimal an environmental impact as possible.
Fermented with skins for three weeks with remontage.
Aged in Slavonian botti of 10-20HL for 18 months followed by time in the bottle before release. No clarification or filtering before bottling.
333 cases of 12 bottles produced.
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.
Here is a fresh and delicate interpretation of Nebbiolo. The 2014 Barbaresco Tre Stelle is softly layered and graceful in approach. The bouquet brings on spring roses and wild berries with white almond and anise seed. Barbaresco usually shows integrated tannins and that is definitely the case with this wine. The finish is silky and lean-bodied. Some 4,000 bottles were made.
Complex and enticing aromas and flavors of macerated cherry,licorice, sandalwood, cigar box and tar are the hallmarks of this Barbaresco. Dense and firm for now, but this should develop nicely over the next decade. Best from 2021 through 2035.—B.S.
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