Thursday, January 22, 2009

Cascina Adelaide Barolo 2004

Federico Vincenzi is an Italian sommelier and a wine writer with the Masters Degree in Economics. He has been consulting top restaurants in Italy and Switzerland and has received many awards, including ‘Sommelier of the month’ and 'Meilleur Formateur en Vin de Champagne'. Federico lives in Milan where he founded OENOGOURMET

Brand: BAROLO 2004
Vintage: 2004
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.
Alcohol: 14%
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.

General rating
: 90 points
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.


  1. Would love to try the wine with truffle or Barolo braised lamb... sounds delicous! Randy Caparoso

  2. Actually truffles are very good with Barbaresco as well, made with Nebbiolo grapes too, but with a fewer maturation.