2015 Cascina Bruciata Barbaresco Rio Sordo Riserva
2015 Cascina Bruciata Barbaresco Rio Sordo Riserva The nose is mineral and offers power and a fine freshness. It reveals notes of fresh/crunchy strawberry, blackberry, small notes of cassis associated with fine hints of crunchy cherry, cherry blossom and a discreet hint of laurel and spices.
The palate is fruity, well-balanced and offers a good definition and gourmandize. On the palate this wine expresses notes of ripe strawberry, crunchy raspberry, small notes of crunchy cherry associated with touches of cherry blossom, fresh violet as well as hints of fresh almond and discreet hints of sense of the place. A subtle hint of caramelization on the persistence.
The history of Cascina Bruciata is intertwined with that of different families, Abbona Family purchased it in 2016. Rio Sordo is one of the historic Crus of Barbaresco, a town located near Cuneo about 300 metres above sea level. References to Cascina Bruciata (its name, which means Burnt Farm House, is not accidental) can be found in Viticoltura ed Enologia nella Provincia di Cuneo (Viticulture and Oenology in the Province of Cuneo), a handwritten monograph written by Lorenzo Fantini in 1879. In the second half of the nineteenth century, the farm was maliciously burnt down forcing the owner to leave it to Giovanni Balbo, who worked together with his seven children to get the most out of a particularly rainy year.
Balbo was the only winemaker in the area that year who successfully harvested healthy, mature grapes. At the beginning of this century, Carlo Balbo, efforts led to Cascina Bruciata acquiring a fame that still continues today. The wine producer proudly features the prestigious production area on its labels to highlight that it is synonymous with excellence. In 2015 Cascina Bruciata became a Certified Organic farm.