Cascina Adelaide 'Fossati' Barolo DOCG 2008
By Wine Spectator
CASCINA ADELAIDE Barolo Fossati 2008
Release Price: $125
Issue: Nov 30, 2012
A light kiss of new oak works in this red, whose aromas evoke vanilla, resin, cherry, plum and tobacco. Sweet fruit and a round profile add harmony, and the finish echoes fruit and spice. Terrific length. Best from 2014 through 2028. 500 cases made. -BS
By James Suckling
Cascina Adelaide Barolo Fossati
Tasting Note: Aromatic with plums, blackberries and Chinese tea. Full body, with firm tannins and a focused fruity finish. Lovely chocolate undertones. Drink or hold. January 18th, 2013
By Superior Wines
Cascina Adelaide Barolo Fossati
Fossati, ready to seduce you. Wine with all powerful of Barolo wines and all scents and elegance typically of La Morra area. The last of our single-vineyard Barolo. The icing on the cake.
Wine Classification: Barolo DOCG
Grape Variety: 100% Nebbiolo (3 different clones)
Place of Origin: This privately owned vineyard at “Fossati” in La Morra.
Exposure: South Southeast.
Altitude: About 400 m
Soil: Tortonian, limestone and blue clay.
The vines are Guyot grown with the counter trellis system of planting, and medium short pruning. The vineyard has an average density of 5000 vine-stocks per hectare, and the production is reduced by the cluster thinning method.
The grapes are collected when they are ripened and laid into small 20 kg perforated boxes. A strict cluster selection is made. The grapes are taken to the wine cellar and crushed within a few hours from the harvest. The fermentation takes place at the controlled temperature of about 32° C with repeated and delicate pumping over. The marc maceration is long, 350 hours on average. The new wine is then put in wooden barrels, where the subsequent spontaneous malolactic fermentation takes place.
Dark, red ruby colour unmistakable character of La Morra’s Barolo. In the glass, great richness in black ripened fruit as plums and mulberry, then balsamic and spice eruption drawing together with the tannic layers to create a wonderful wine. It will delight us for decades.
“Barolo is the king of wines”, but also a “king’s wine” suitable for the cuisine of strong but elegant tastes, red meat dishes, game, truffle-based recipes, marbled or mature cheese.
About Serving this Wine
The bottle, to be kept horizontally while stored, must be served at a temperature of 18° / 20° C. Cannubi is a great and elegant wine.
15-20 years from the harvest onwards.
Alcohol Content: 14.00%/vol.
Residual Sugars: 2 g/l
Total Acidity: 6 g/l
Dry Residue: 31 g/l
[Information provided is not vintage specific]
By Robert Parker's Wine Advcoate
2008 Cascina Adelaide Barolo Fossati Barolo
A Nebbiolo Dry Red Table wine from Barolo, Piedmont, Italy
Review by Antonio Galloni
Wine Advocate # 203 (Oct 2012)
Drink 2013 - 2020
The 2008 Barolo Fossati is one of the darker, more immediate wines in the lineup. Black fruit, smoke, violet and French oak flow effortlessly from this super-ripe opulent Barolo. Here, too, the style is quite immediate and forward, but it works. Anticipated maturity: 2013-2020. Importer: Tesori Wines, San Francisco, CA; tel. (310) 455-9463