Cascina delle Rose: Beautiful Barbaresco (and more) On Sale Now!

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“Cascina delle Rose is without question one of the emerging estates in Barbaresco. Readers who have not tasted these wines should make a point of doing so, as they encapsulate everything that makes Barbaresco so alluring.” –Antonio Galloni
 
“I enjoy a special fondness for the slender and elegant wines made by Cascina delle Rose, and I remain a fan of both the Rio Sordo and Tre Stelle vineyards.” –Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
 

“When tasting these wines, the most remarkable thing is their elegance, grace and perfume… The textures are more reminiscent of a top Chambolle of the likes of Ghislaine-Barthod or Fred Mugnier, yet the aromas are pure Nebbiolo in spades!” –Polaner Selections
 
Although Cascina delle Rose flies under the radar for most, those that know or have visited the estate buy the wines in bulk. These are charming and soulful wines that are easy to love, drink, and enjoy. To be sure, the Cascina delle Rose wines aren’t for everyone, especially if power is your primary concern. The winemaking here is extremely traditional, and the vineyard management fully organic. These are wines that are striving for beauty and achieve it without sacrificing their drinkability and the ability to satisfy. They offer soaring aromatics and beautiful textures—and are surprisingly age-worthy for such ethereal bottlings.
 
The Rizzolio family purchased the estate in the 1940s, but didn’t produce commercial releases until the 1980s when the vines were mature enough to offer consist and complex crops. Today, the estate is led by Giovanna Rizzolio alongside her partner, Italo Sobrino, and their sons, Riccardo and Davide.
 
The winery crafts two single-vineyard Barbaresco expressions: the Tre Stelle and the Rio Sordo. The Tre Stelle is the signature of the estate with its calcareous soils. They are the only winery to bottle this as a cru. The wine offers more immediacy than its sibling with a limestone-imparted elegance. The Rio Sordo tends towards shyness at first, but give this bottling a bit longer in the cellar and it will reward with class and precision.
 
As with most of the Piemonte, Cascina delle Rose has excelled in recent vintages, producing some of the best wines in the history of the winery. Lovers of boutique Piedmontese producers take note—this is a true family estate doing all the right things.
 
In Stock and On Sale Now from Cascina delle Rose:
 
Cascina delle Rose Mun Crü Langhe Bianco, Piedmont 2021 750ml Displayed Price: $48, that’s $45.60 at 5% off and $43.20 at 10% off, 15 bottles in stock now
Winery note
“Arneis; 100% stainless steel. Mun Crü – in Piedmontese dialect, literally “raw bricks” – is the name that has always been used to indicate this particular area of Neive. As the production is very limited, it is always offered first to our historical customers. Sensory notes: Bright and intense yellow, with golden reflections. Elegant floral notes, jasmine, hints of sweet citrus peel, white peach and acacia honey. Intriguing structure, full of flavors. Round and balanced, savory and with a long finish.”

Cascina delle Rose Barbaresco Rio Sordo, Barbaresco DOCG 2020 750ml Displayed Price: $74.50, that’s $70.78 at 5% off and $67.05 at 10% off, 30 bottles in stock now
Monica Larner-Wine Advocate 95 points
“This is Cascina delle Rose’s other single-vineyard wine from a second nearby site in the village of Barbaresco. The 2020 Barbaresco Rio Sordo is slightly more linear and streamlined compared to the Tre Stelle in this vintage. That wine felt more immediate to me, but the Rio Sordo feels more long-term thanks to elegant fruit, crushed stone and sweet licorice aromas it offers.”
Antonio Galloni 94 points “The 2020 Barbaresco Rio Sordo is quite a bit more reticent than the Tre Stelle. Bright acids and insistent tannins cut through a core of dark-fleshed fruit. There’s a feeling of youthful austerity that renders this super classic in feel. The 2020 is going to need some time to come together, but it is super impressive. I especially admire the translucent energy here.”
 
Cascina delle Rose Tre Stelle, Barbaresco DOCG 2015 1.5L Displayed Price: $128, that’s $121.60 at 5% off and $115.20 at 10% off, 2 magnums in stock now
Kerin O’Keefe-Wine Enthusiast 94 points
“Delicate tantalizing scents of woodland berry, rose petal, iris and exotic spice mingle with new leather and a balsamic whiff of cedar. The palate is ethereal, delivering cranberry, red cherry, star anise, brown pepper and crushed herb alongside tight fine-grained tannins. It’s still youthfully austere and needs time to come around and develop even more complexity. Drink 2025–2035.”
 
Cascina delle Rose Tre Stelle, Barbaresco DOCG 2019 750ml Displayed Price: $75, that’s $71.25 at 5% off and $67.50 at 10% off, 13 bottles in stock now
Kerin O’Keefe 97 points
“All about finesse and showing Nebbiolo’s gentler side, Cascina delle Rose’s 2019 Barbaresco Tre Stelle offers mesmerizing aromas of woodland berry, blue flower, camphor and pine forest. Linear and vibrant, the focused palate features juicy red cherry, raspberry and star anise framed in lithe, refined tannins. It’s energized and beautifully balanced, with bright acidity Drink 2025-2039.”
Winery note “The soils are of marine origin from the Tertiary era, characterized by outcropping bluish marls, lean, calcareous, compact lands. The stratification is dense and complex, rich in mineral salts and natural springs. The Barbaresco Tre Stelle is the result of the best exposure of this geographical mention. 100% Nebbiolo grapes. Great character, undoubted finesse and femininity together for a long-lived wine of surprising pleasantness even when young thanks to the dense, snappy and silky tannic texture. Garnet red in color, elegant notes of rose and violet, red berries, a vein of fresh minerality, snappy and silky tannins. Long, persistent finish. Nebbiolo in all its beauty.”
 
Cascina delle Rose Tre Stelle, Barbaresco DOCG 2020 750ml Displayed Price: $74.50, that’s $70.78 at 5% off and $67.05 at 10% off, 24 bottles in stock now
Monica Larner-Wine Advocate 94 points
“The 2020 Barbaresco Tre Stelle is a delight to drink. The character of this vintage is more accessible for sure, and the fruit is very bright and supple. But there’s no harm in drinking this warm-vintage release of 7,500 bottles on the early side while all its primary aromas are so intact and enticing. The tannins are soft, and the wine shows medium richness to close.”
Antonio Galloni-Vinous 93 points “The 2020 Barbaresco Tre Stelle is a racy, sensual wine. Soft contours wrap around a core of sweet dried cherry, mint, cinnamon, cedar, new leather and rose petal. Already quite open, the 2020 will drink well with minimal cellaring. Sweet floral top notes lift the finish. This is nicely done.”
 
Cascina delle Rose Barbera d’Alba, Piedmont 2018 750ml Displayed Price: $24, that’s $22.80 at 5% off and $21.60 at 10% off, 17 bottles in stock now
“Here is a comparably food-friendly red wine to pair with simple roast meats or risotto with wild mushrooms. The Cascina delle Rose 2018 Barbera d’Alba is an easier wine when contrasted with the Barbera d’Alba Superiore Donna Elena from 2017 that I also tasted in this report. Yet this wine does not show that jammy ripeness that you get in the Superiore and ultimately shows more balance as a result. There is some softness with dried blackberry and Morello cherry, but the cooler 2018 vintage manages those aromas with more precision and a softer touch. Some 4,500 bottles were released.” -Monica Larner, Wine Advocate
 
Cascina delle Rose Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont 2022 750ml Displayed Price: $33, that’s $31.35 at 5% off and $29.70 at 10% off, 20 bottles in stock now
“The 2022 Langhe Nebbiolo is an attractive entry-level offering. Crushed flowers, sweet red berry fruit, kirsch, mint and white pepper are nicely delineated. The 2022 was raise mostly in tank, with a touch of cement” -Antonio Galloni, Vinous