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Cascina Ballarin Nebbiolo Langhe DOC 2004

Editorial Review by Gregory Dal Piaz:

La Morra, all in new Slavonian botte Gentle wood spice tones are well integrated on the nose adding a sweet edge to the slightly confected, almost dried fruit, a bit of fig/date/prune character but nicely contrasted by notes of black tea and hints of walnut 3 Elegant in the mouth with sapid acidity, really very finely textured with great balance though the tannins have a slightly angular edge 3 Fresh herbal tones upon entry followed by solid red berry/loganberry fruit, gentle sandalwood note and suggestions of incense and forest floor add complexity 3 Layered finish with an ebbing quality to the grippy fruit tannins and zesty acidity, lovely vein of clayey earth, very long 3 92pts

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Cascina Ballarin:
Cascina Ballarin is a family-run farm. Ever since 1928, when building work began on the house, our family has been working and running the land and cellars. Each area of de production is handled meticulously in person: in the countryside - pruning in the winter, various jobs in the summer, the grape-harvest in the autumn - and in the winery, where the wines are fermented, racked, bottled and pa... Read more
Cascina Ballarin is a family-run farm. Ever since 1928, when building work began on the house, our family has been working and running the land and cellars. Each area of de production is handled meticulously in person: in the countryside - pruning in the winter, various jobs in the summer, the grape-harvest in the autumn - and in the winery, where the wines are fermented, racked, bottled and packaged. The vineyards are mainly located in the villages of La Morra and Monforte d'Alba, with the following varietes being grown: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto (and a very limited quantity of cabernet sauvignon). All the grapes grown on our farm are using in making our three main red wines - Barolo, Dolcetto d'Alba and Barbera d'Alba - as well as several crus. For groups of no fewer than 10 and no more than 20 people, we organize tasting of our wines served with cold cuts, cheeses and local desserts. Further information and price-list available on request. Read less

Editorial Reviews for Cascina Ballarin Nebbiolo Langhe DOC

Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.50 5
09/23/2008

La Morra, all in new Slavonian botte Gentle wood spice tones are well integrated on the nose adding a sweet edge to the slightly confected, almost dried fruit, a bit of fig/date/prune character but nicely contrasted by notes of black tea and hints of walnut 3 Elegant in the mouth with sapid acidity, really very finely textured with great balance though the tannins have a slightly angular edge 3 Fresh herbal tones upon entry followed by solid red berry/loganberry fruit, gentle sandalwood note and suggestions of incense and forest floor add complexity 3 Layered finish with an ebbing quality to the grippy fruit tannins and zesty acidity, lovely vein of clayey earth, very long 3 92pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
09/23/2008

La Morra/Monforte/Novello 50% French Barrique/50% Slavonian Botte almost all used Sweet almost treacly dried fruits on the nose. Dried asphalt, excellent intensity, subtle mint top note, sweet candied licorice 2+ A bit blocky in the mouth but well balanced with well managed tannins and good acidity 2+ Very red fruited, pomegranate on the palate, succulent with minty, chalky edges to the fruit, very drinkable though a touch of woodiness is noticeable on the palate 2+ Finishes with assertive plum and cherry fruit, moderate length and some dark, wet earth tones leading to a sweet/tart pomegranate twang of a finale 2+ 88pts


Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
09/23/2008

8-10 day fermentation/maceration then 100% new Barrique A bit too toasty on the nose with a spicy character to the dried fruits, a strong tobacco note emerges with a touch of menthol 2+ Sweet entry with lots of fine tannins and good supporting acids2+ Starts off decidedly savory with a rich tobacco and earth profile that has strong cigar box and cedar elements with lurking notes of dried strawberry fruit, assertive in its way 3 Tight and taut on the finish with a brisk, focused character and a finale of amarena cherry 2 89pts


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Snooth User: Gregory Dal Piaz
89065238,748
4.00 5
09/23/2008

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