Opening with enticing aromas of fragrant purple flowers, spiced cranberry and camphor with a whiff of new leather, this is an absolutely gorgeous wine. The delicious palate takes up where the nose leaves off, delivering juicy Morello cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and cinnamon. Polished tannins and fresh acidity keep it elegant and balanced. Drink 2022–2029.
Editors’ Choice. -Kerin O’Keefe
Wine Advocate - Robert Parker
Rio Sordo is a hilltop vineyard that starts along one of the most scenic drives in the comune, or village, of Barbaresco. The Cascina delle Rose 2017 Barbaresco Rio Sordo is filled with dark fruit and bold aromatic intensity, all carefully cultivated in this ridge line of vines. This wine is defined by a broad or all-encompassing approach. Perhaps this vintage doesn't have that nervous energy or electricity that you get in the cooler years, yet this Rio Sordo offers a very smooth and consistent mouthfeel that covers the palate with pretty Nebbiolo intensity. This is an accessible wine, perfect to enjoy in the near or medium term. A mere 3,000 bottles were made. - Monica Larner
|Wine Advocate Rating||93|
|Wine Enthusiast Rating||97|
|Producer||Cascina delle Rose|
|Characteristics||Colour: Brilliant and transparent garnet red,
Clean and sharp dark fruits, sweet species, Mediterranean scrub and undergrowth.
Dense tannin, good structure and depth, elegant and austere. Long persistent finish. “Rio Sordo” (long time ago “RivoSordo”) is one of the oldest and most vocated area of the entire Barbaresco wine growing region.
|Pairing||Goes well with red meat dishes, roast, mature cheeses.|