Tuesday 18 July 2023

A Couple Of Days In Piedmont - Visit To Cascina Sòt

Maurizio showing me the vineyards

Cascina Sòt is a family run cantina started in 1975 when Maurizios parents was able to by the land they had previously worked as farmer-tenants for decades. 
Maurizo´s first vintage was in 2008. The estate is 19 ha big and produces ca 65.000 bottles per year. 

2021 Chardonnay
A young, spicy nose with notes of toasted bread, lemon cream and hints of basil. Very, very good.
The taste is balanced and fine with a creamy character and a fine acidity. Long. 3+ years.
89p   (tasted 2023/07)

2021 Nascetta
A earthy, tight nose with notes of white currants, grass and herbs. Very good.
The taste is cool and fresh with notes of dried peach, incense and grass. A tad thin on the finish.
87p   (tasted 2023/07)

2022 Vino Rosato
50% Nebbiolo and 50% Barbera. A open, fresh nose with notes of blood oranges, red apples and Finnish licorice. Very, very good.
The taste is elegant and racy with a very fine acidity and silky fruit. A very gulpable wine.
89p   (tasted 2023/07)

2020 Barbera d´Alba
A big, open nose with notes of ripe raspberries, warm tiles and scorched earth. 
The taste is broad and spicy with notes of raspberry licorice, asphalt and fried herbs. Very good in a direct sort of way.
87p   (tasted 2023/07)

2021 Barbera d´Alba Superiore
The Superiore has turned up the fruit to 11. A big concentrated nose with notes of (over)ripe raspberries, licorice, sugared coffee and scorched earth. 
The taste is big and bold with a very upfront, juicy raspberry fruit alongside  notes of warm tiles and bonfire smoke. A very good acidity. 6+ years.
89p   (tasted 2023/07)

2021 Langhe Nebbiolo
A young, pure nose with notes of red cherries, Lange earth and licorce. Very, very good.
The taste is structured and fine with a long finish and a very nice cherry fruit. 4+ years.
89p   (tasted 2023/07)

2019 Barolo Del Comune di Monforte d´Alba
A fine, cool nose with notes of hard cherry candy, ripe flowers and violets. Deep and fine.
The taste is open and juicy with notes of red cherries, licorice, a hint of tobacco and dried flowers. 6+ years.
91p   (tasted 2023/07)

2019 Barolo Bricco San Pietro
A deep, refined nose with tar & roses, a low keyed intensity and a very classic expression. Really fine.
The taste is finely structured with taut tannins, a very long finish and lots of wild strawberries, iodine and licorice. Lovely. 8+ years.
94p   (tasted 2023/07)

2017 Barolo Riserva Bricco San Pietro
Only 600 bottles made. A very deep, old school nose with notes of dried cherries, Langhe earth, mushrooms and asphalt. Very fine.
The taste is tight and tannin laden with restrained cherry fruit and a long, concentrated finish. One for the ages. 12+ years.
93p   (tasted 2023/07)

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