Brand: BAROLO 2004
Winery: CASCINA ADELAIDE
Appellation: BAROLO DOCG
Varietal: 100% NEBBIOLO
Winemaker: Sergio Molino
Oak: 2 years in oak barrels, then 2 months in stainless steel, plus 6 months fining in bottle.
Average Price: € 32
Tasting notes: On the eye it reflects the typical “nebbiolo red” in its youth: ruby-red, quite transparent, with attractive reflections. The nose analysis reminds us to an intense bouquet of violets harmoniously blended with red plumy fruits. The taste is full and wide, properly tannic; very long in persistency. Freshness is of course dominant, but elegance is already enjoyable.
Drink now through 2015.
Food Pairing Suggestions: Truffle-based menus, strong and aged cheese. Perfect with Barolo-braised lamb.
Vintage Overview: The just-released 2004 was great for Barolo and Piedmont in general. After an excessively warm 2003 and a rainy 2002, this is a vintage to invest in.