Cascina Roccalini

Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Barolo Nebbiolo 2005

I am a complete fan for this wine and producer. I have enjoyed different vintages and it has been a very consistent joy. This one is no different. Despite a crumbly cork.. the wine was a survivor! Rich perfume from the start. It’s special and it’s deep. Love the classic Barolo color. Purple at center brightening from there to orange at the rim. It’s still clear when you swirl to look through it and it has excellent lines. This wine has weight and heft. It lingers on the palate and covers with depth and an array of flavors and feels. My most obvious assessor applies to this wine. I can always tell what I like best by how fast it goes. This went down lightning fast. It opened well and because the cork was garbage it required a decant which I likely would have done anyway… Seventeen years in I would say this one has matured to its near peak. Fantastic bottle of wine. — 5 hours ago

Anthony, Shay and 5 others liked this

Giacomo Conterno

Cascina Francia Riserva Barolo Nebbiolo 2009

This never fails to meet the mark. My only complaint is self directed. It was consumed too quickly and only just started to emerge fully in the final glassful. Packed with rolling intensity this is dense and flavorful. — 3 months ago

Jan, Byron and 15 others liked this
Anthony De Blasi

Anthony De Blasi

On my bucketlist!

Colombera & Garella

Cascina Cottionano Bramaterra Nebbiolo Blend 2018

Surprisingly closed & in-aromatic. 3 different glasses and only some shy dusty cherry comes across.
Balanced & juicy on the palate, with racy cherry acidity and good depth. Good tannic presence, nice depth,
This is a very nice wine, yet - overall - I expected more
— 4 days ago

Daniel, Ira and 1 other liked this

Colombera & Garella

Cascina Cottionano Coste della Sesia Rosso Nebbiolo Blend 2020

Quite a complex nose after the initial (strong) reduction blows away - red berry compote, damson plum, some rose hip, a bit of nutmeg, some sweet incense, a bit of tar. But there’s also an incredibly uplifting fresh note - mint, Mandarine peel.
Richness, finesse, sappy freshness.
On the palate this is quite light with finely polished, dusty tannins, fresh red berry acidity and overall great purity. Plus a bit of rusty, bloody minerality in the background and a cranberry infused savoury finish.
Balanced and with good length and incredibly food friendly! A really nice one from Alto Piemonte.
— 14 days ago

Daniel, Ira and 1 other liked this

Cascina Luisin

Rabajà Barbaresco Nebbiolo

A very enjoyable delicate Nebbiolo. Nice balance of earth, salt, and just a kiss of sweetness. Nice soft mouth feel with lingering tannins that get bigger as it opens. Solid. — a month ago

Anthony and Rob liked this

Cascina 'Tavijn

Ottavio Grignolino 2021

Marvellous colour, so brilliant
It's fresh, fruity, mineral and absolutely it gives no trouble enjoying it
Quite long too
Spontaneous fermentation and unfiltered
— 15 days ago

Eric, Andrew and 6 others liked this

Elio Altare

Cascina Nuova Barolo Nebbiolo 1982

40th at home. Alive, graceful, expressive. — 6 days ago

Cascina Chicco

Granera Alta Barbera d'Alba 2019

Light and bright. Easy drinking. Hints of spice and smoke. — a month ago

Anthony, Jason and 1 other liked this

Cascina Adelaide

Fossati La Morra Barolo Nebbiolo 2004

Beautiful nose, loses a little in the mid palate. — 3 months ago