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2012 Cantina Del Pino Barbaresco Albesani

ITEM 8096227 - Removed from a professional wine storage facility

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12 $40
Item Sold Amount Date
I8220306 3 $26 May 15, 2022
I8190370 4 $30 Apr 24, 2022
I8193525 1 $30 Apr 24, 2022
I8182627 2 $30 Apr 17, 2022
I8175312 3 $30 Apr 10, 2022
I8157876 4 $30 Mar 27, 2022
I8151898 3 $36 Mar 22, 2022
I8146640 7 $31 Mar 20, 2022
I8146640 5 $30 Mar 20, 2022
I8148078 1 $36 Mar 14, 2022
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RATINGS

93The Wine Advocate

Dark fruit and wild cherry are followed by light shadings of spice, tobacco and licorice. The wine shows very good integration and balance. That seamless integration follows through to the palate, thanks also to the wine’s long persistence.

93Vinous / IWC

Succulent red cherry and plum flavors make a strong first impression. Firm, young Nebbiolo tannins add structure and plenty of grip. Albesani is a south-facing site that tends to give bold, racy Barbarescos.

92Wine Spectator

A pretty red, offering cherry, strawberry, floral and anise flavors. Fleshy and dense, with balance and a fine aftertaste. Mouthcoating tannins belie the lingering fruit and spice elements.

REGION

Italy, Piedmont, Barbaresco

Barbaresco is one of the two most acclaimed DOCGs in Piedmont, the other being Barolo. Located just a few miles north of Barolo, Barbaresco is a small town of fewer than 700 people and 1,680 vineyard acres, making it less than half the size of the Barolo DOCG. The other communes in this DOCG of rolling hills are Neive and Treiso. As in Barolo, the DOCG requires that Barbaresco DOCG wines be 100% Nebbiolo, a grape thought of as the Pinot Noir of Italy. Records show that Nebbiolo was grown in the Piedmont as early as the 14th century, and despite being somewhat finicky – it is late to ripen and easily damaged by adverse weather --- Nebbiolo makes highly aromatic and powerful red wines. Until the mid-19th century Nebbiolos of Piedmont were vinified as sweet wines, though that ended in the late 19th century when a French oenologist was invited to Piedmont to show producers how to make dry reds. By the late 20th century respected producers were making outstanding Nebbiolos, as well as Nebbiolo blends that do not carry the DOCG label. Barbaresco was made a DOC in 1966 and upgraded to a DCOG in 1980. DOCG Barbaresco must be aged a minimum of two years, with a minimum of one year in wood. Barbarescos are regarded as more subtle and refined than Barolos, and more approachable when young.

TYPE

Red Wine, Nebbiolo, D.O.C.G.

This red grape is most often associated with Piedmont, where it becomes DOCG Barolo and Barbaresco, among others. Its name comes from Italian for “fog,” which descends over the region at harvest. The fruit also gains a foggy white veil when mature.