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Cantina del Pino Langhe Nebbiolo DOC, 2017

$26.00
Cantina del Pino Langhe Nebbiolo DOC, 2017

Cantina del Pino Langhe Nebbiolo DOC, 2017

$26.00
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100% Nebbiolo.  An elegant and fresh expression of young vine deliciousness.

Cantina del Pino has emerged, seemingly recently, as one of the most important producers of Barbaresco. However their vineyard and family history could not be more intertwined with the history of Barbaresco. The very first wine labeled as Barbaresco, made by the "father" of Barbaresco, the renowned enologist Domizio Cavazza in 1894, was made from the Ovello Vineyard that Renato Vacca's great-great grandfather purchased from him a few years later and the family has owned ever since. Cavazza owned the estate, formerly known as Cascina Ovello, another nearby parcel, and also the castle. When his first son was born he planted a Pine tree at the top of Ovello and over time it became known as Cantina del Pino. That tree, depicted on the label, still stands today.

The bulk of their current vineyard land is on the historic cru “Ovello” in the commune of Barbaresco. Ovello’s elevation, exposure, both to the sun and the climate moderating effects of the nearby Tanaro river, vine age (80 years) and soil mix all contribute to the combination of finesse, complexity and power evident in the wines of Cantina del Pino. Ovello has a long track record of producing one of the most complex and elegant Barbaresco's. The estate has been acquiring new vineyards over the last few years spread around the village of Nieve. One, just a couple of hundred yards from Vigneto Santo Stefano in Albesani, which has been long considered a Grand Cru of the Nieve part of the Barbaresco zone. It is a very dark and powerful wine (though made in the exact same way) and so very complementary in the line to the incredible finesse of the Ovello. In its first release as a single vineyard bottling it garnered both a Tre Bicchierri award and a 95+ score (like the Ovello) from Galloni in Robert Parker’s - The Wine Advocate -"Renato Vacca has emerged as one of the leading lights in Barbaresco . and "Cantina del Pino is one of the very few estates in Barbaresco where every single wine is fabulous."- A.Galloni. They also have sections of other well regarded cru's such as Starderi and Gallina which contribute to their "Classic" bottling. At most other estates in the DOCG region these would be single vineyard bottlings at much higher prices. 

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