Cascina delle Rose Langhe Nebbiolo 2020
$29.97 on Six or More Bottles!
“The wines produced at this firm, from Dolcetto and Langhe Nebbiolo to their cru Barbaresco-Rio Sordo and Tre Stelle, are exceptional, offering outstanding varietal purity as well as a dedicated sense of place.” The Wines and Foods of Piedmont by Tom Hyland 2016
“Readers who have not tasted these wines should make a point of doing so, as they encapsulate everything that makes Barbaresco so alluring.” Vinous Media, October 2018
This “baby Barbaresco” is one wine I’ve been waiting to be able to offer for years! Previous vintages of Cascina Delle Rose Nebbiolo (a tiny family winery making minuscule quantities of wine from a scant four hectares of vines) were always snapped up by a couple of retailers, with no shot at anyone else getting any. But patience has its rewards and this year it finally became available! There is only only one other store selling it online, Eataly, and they have it at $34.90
Today we are offering it at $33.97,the lowest price online, but the real deal here is to take advantage of an incredibly deeply discounted $29.97 on six or more. If you love Barolo and Barbaresco, but want something a lot more affordable, this is your wine!
The property, in the family since the 1940s, has quietly become one of the shining stars in the region of Barbaresco, producing wines that regularly rack up scores in the 94-95 range from both the Wine Advocate and Vinous Media. But there’s a catch, they will set you back $55-$75 per bottle – not exactly every night pizza money!
As good as their Barbarescos are, the true bargain here is their Langhe Nebbiolo, so close to their Barbaresco in style and character, but a little bit more accessible and drinkable when young, and about one the price! Same great estate, same organic farming practices, and same respectful winemaking in the cellar, just in a more affordable and ready to drink package.
Pretty dried cherry and red fruits lead off, with hints of spice, dried rose petals, and that classic Nebbiolo/Barolo bouquet. On the palate it is pure Piedmontese Nebbiolo, but in a slightly softer, rounder package than a young Barolo or Barbaresco, yet with the same hallmarks of wines costing two to three times as much. Pure, elegant, and fine from start to finish, moderate tannins and a lovely core of fruit. No scores, but who cares?? What matters here is the taste, and this wine totally over delivers! I plan on stocking up before it’s gone and drinking this bargain priced gem throughout fall and winter with all sorts of hearty Italian fare.