Cantina del Pino has quite the lineage as it was once owned by Domizio Cavazza, who is considered the father of Barbaresco. In the mid-19th century, Cavazza saw the potential for Nebbiolo here and opted to not settle in the much more celebrated Barolo region. The Cavazza’s sold Cantina del Pino to the Vacca family in the early 20th century, and they’ve been caring for the vineyards ever since. The wines of Cantina del Pino are at once powerful yet restrained as evidenced in 2017’ Barbaresco ‘normale’ bottling. Sourced from estate owned vineyards in Ovello and Neive, the bouquet is bright with pronounced fruity and floral notes of ripe red cherries, dried strawberries, roses, and lilacs with secondary notes of cigar box, wet stones, and hints of baking spices trailing closely behind. Full bodied, with a juicy-silky texture that lands on firm, yet rounded tannins with a long earthy, peppery and cedar-like finish. Outstanding intensity, with a compelling trajectory as it evolves in glass.
Calcareous limestone with sandy veins
Extended submerged cap fermentation, aged for 2 years in large Slavonian oak with an additional 1 year in bottle before release.