2006 Barbaresco Albesani, Cantina del Pino, Piedmont

Renato Vacca has just started with a hectare of vines in Albesani, just south of San Stefano, and what a wine he has made from it. Albesani is at lower altitude and slightly warmer than Ovello, thus it is richer and less mineral than the Ovello. This has darker fruits on the nose and, although the fruit is deep and concentrated, this is tight and bound up with lovely, supple tannins. Nevertheless, this is expressive and an absolute winner.

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  • Region & country
    Barbaresco (DOCG), Piedmont, Italy (North West), Italy
  • Grape
  • Maturity
    Ready 2015 - 2025
  • Colour
  • Sweetness
  • Style
  • Unit Volume
    Bottle (75cl.)
  • Classification
    DOCG - Denominazione di Origine Controllata e Garantita
2006 Barbaresco Albesani, Cantina del Pino, Piedmont
Cantina del Pino

This tiny winery holds a special place in the history of Barbaresco. It was first owned by Domizio Cavazza, who first recognised the potential of Barbaresco for the Nebbiolo grape around the turn of the last century. He’s known fondly as ‘the father of Barbaresco.’ The estate was acquired by the great-grandfather of Renato Vacca, who is the current incumbent. Renato takes a step back in the cellar: he lets the wines do their thing. The results are pure, intense, and expressive.

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