Cascina Roccalini Barbaresco Roccalini 2014

The gist is, a younger generation making passes at older style Barbaresco. Old school, new school, good school. Cascina Roccalini is right next door to Olek Bondonio, so finds some kindred spirit there! “I could either go with the philosophy of Voerzio [modern] or Rinaldi [traditional],” says vigneron Paolo Veglio, “and it was always Rinaldi.” While there is some 20 hectares of land on the estate, only four-or-so are planted to vines, with the rest left to existing woods or old fruit and nut trees, in an attempt to go beyond the monoculture often readily found in the region.

Some prized land holds the vines here too, indeed, his grapes were once sold to Dante Scaglione the winemaker for Bruno Giacosa, as an example. The farm itself is verdant and diverse in animal, insect, bird and plant life, an Eden located at the top of the hillsides on what some call ‘the balcony above Alba’. Intriguing wines.

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Tasted : JAN18
Alcohol : 14%
Price : $99
Closure : Cork
Drink : 2018 - 2030+

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