Barbaresco Casot

2017

From the eponymous cru in the village of Treiso.  The 3.5 hectares of vines were planted between 1960 and 2012, facing SW at 350m. Spontaneous fermentation in stainless steel, with an extended maceration on the skins, 65 days. Aged for 2 years, the 1st year in 1000L botticelle and the 2nd year in 3000L botti.  Aged an additional 6 months in bottle and released.

96 points
"Perfumed, full bodied and elegant, this gorgeous wine has enticing scents of iris, fragrant woodland berry, aromatic herb and baking spice. Made with organic grapes, the delicious, structured palate delivers juicy black cherry, raspberry compote, licorice and crushed mint set against taut, refined tannins. Fresh acidity keeps it balanced. Drink 2021–2029."
Kerin O'Keefe,
Wine Enthusiast
, October 2020
92 points
"This vintage is made with organic practices. The Nada Giuseppe 2017 Barbaresco Casot is a bright and expressive wine with aromas that flutter out of the glass. The 2017 vintage offers more intensity, and that's what you get with this wine from Treiso. There is a soft and silky side to Casot that adds to the easy and approachable side of this wine. Any extra ripeness is well contained. The wine sees extended skin maceration, lasting up to 60 days. Some 10,000 bottles were made."
Monica Larner,
Wine Advocate
, July 2020
91 points
"When I last counted, there were three Nada estates in Treiso. Enrico Nada's speciality is Barbaresco from Casot, which is also made as a Riserva. This has been a consistently good wine over numerous vintages. The nose is delicate, infused with raspberries and roses. Despite the alcohol, this a graceful and sleek wine with polished tannins. Not as dramatic as some other Barbarescos, it instead offers delightful finesse and poise. Long. Drinking Window 2020 - 2034"
Stephen Brook,
Decanter
, January 2020
92 points
"Nada's 2017 Barbaresco Casot is a very pretty wine that captures all the elegance that makes Barbaresco so alluring. Silky, aromatic and wonderfully nuanced, the 2017 floats on the palate with deceptive persistence for its mid-weight structure. Crushed flowers, sweet red berries, m int, cinnamon and a hint of orange pee l linger. The 2017 is no t a powerhouse, instead it impresses for its finesse and impeccable balance, neither of which was easy to achieve during this tricky growing season. In a word: impressive."
Antonio Gallonl,
Vinous Media
, October 2020

SKU/Code: 
DB8960-17
Product Line: 
Wine
Red
Varietal: 
Nebbiolo
Farming Type: 
Organic