"The best Tre Stelle Barbaresco I have tasted from Cascina delle Rose..."
- 2016 Cascina delle Rose Barbaresco Tre Stelle

Posted by Ian McFadden

The 2016 vintage in Barbaresco is important.

The wines have everything - clarity, concentration, and finesse.

Antonio Galloni's impression of the vintage seems spot on: "The 2016s, wines from a potentially historic vintage, may very well put Barbaresco on the map big time."

Cascina delle Rose very likely produced the best wines that we've ever tasted from them. The Tre Stelle is stunning.

This is an estate that's been under-the-radar for years. Cascina delle Rose is fairly new to bottling their wines. The estate was founded in 1948, but until 1992 they sold their grapes to a famous co-op in the region. Its modest size is a big reason for their low profile. The Tre Stelle is an extreme example of this - just over three hundred cases are produced in any given vintage.

The difference between Rio Sordo, their other top bottling, and Tre Stelle is that the latter is from predominately limestone soils while Rio Sordo is more clay influenced. In general, Cascina delle Rose's signature is an elegant, ultra-fine take on Barbaresco. For us, Tre Stelle captures the style's beauty the best.

Tre Stelle has more expansive intensity than Rio Sordo, but it also delivers a sleek finesse and detail that makes it stand out. The 2016 boasts a finely tuned power with layered complexity and utter clarity. This is an intense wine, but its balance and poise are what really stand out.

It's exciting to witness Tre Stelle hit this profound of a level. For this level of quality, few wines from Piedmont are available at this pricing. We strongly encourage you to take advantage of the 4-pack pricing to put some away in the cellar.

To order, email offers@crushwineco.com or call the store at (212) 980-9463.

Ian McFadden

Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits