Barolo Ca’ Bianca
Barolo is “the king of wines and the wine of kings”. A full-bodied, dry taste that’s rich, yet smooth and well-balanced and bulging with fruit and spiciness.
Pier Luigi Borgna of Tenimenti Ca’ Bianca crafts world-class, modern-styled wines from a natural amphitheatre of 96 contiguous acres of hillside vineyards.
This Barolo from Ca’ Bianca uses Nebbiolo grapes sourced from low-yielding vines planted at high density. The vineyards are situated at 320m in a south-west aspect with primary soils of marl limestome with veins of sand.
The harvest takes place exclusively by hand and grapes are transported in boxes. Once in the cellar they are first crushed and de-stemmed, then alcoholic fermentation begins in vertical fermenters at a controlled temperature. Then a post-fermentation skin maceration takes place for about 20 days, after which the grape juice is extracted by gentle pressing.
The first vinification is in stainless steel for about 2 months and then continues in a combination of large Slovenian oak casks and new and used French barrels for a period of 24 months; after which the various batches are blended and bottled.
An intense bouquet of vanilla, cloves and woodland undergrowth. The palate is full and firm yet highly structured with velvety tannins and a fine, lingering aftertaste of liquorice and ripe red fruits.
Excellent with braised red meats, especially game. Try with classic meat ravioli, rich meat or mushroom dishes and stews, roast goose, or mature hard cheeses.
A wine for cellaring for up to 20 years, but also great to drink when released.
About the Producer
Vinicola Ca' Bianca
Casa Vinicola Ca’ Bianca was opened in 1952, in Alto Monferrato. The winery name was inspired by the local name of this area “al ca’ bianche”.
It is based in the Cascina Spagna, a farmstead acquired in the 1980s whose origins and high-hill position made it a strategic site, offering an overview for everyone travelling across the entire valley beneath. In August 1997, the estate grew to include the Cascina Polsino farm of about 9ha under vine, in a single plot of prized terrain.
Tenimenti Ca’ Bianca occupies an area of more than 24ha in a single plot set around the cellars; whose central viewpoint offers a stunning view.