Amalia Cascina in Langa Barolo Le Coste di Monforte 2016
It is the first Barolo cru of Amalia Cascina in Langa, a version produced from a selection of grapes from the prestigious Le Coste vineyard in Monforte d'Alba. The vineyard has clayey marly soils, rich in limestone, which give the vineyards the ability to create a Barolo with structure and volume, soft yet warm and pleasant on the palate.
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This estate's top vineyards are in Monforte. Its succulent Bussia in this vintage is surpassed by the Coste di Monforte, which is produced from 1ha at 400 metres. The raspberry-scented nose is sweet and intense and shows finesse. It's the balance that impresses here: rich and full-bodied, weighty but not too extracted, with polished tannins and great concentration. The finish is spicy, intense, complex and long. Drinking Window 2020 - 2040
The Amalia Cascina in Langa 2016 Barolo Le Coste di Monforte offers a very floral bouquet with some greener aromas like you get with fresh shoots on springtime garden growth. It's all very pleasant and uplifting. The wine presents a very fresh and youthful set of aromas with white flowers, forest berry and a touch of sweet peach or nectarine. Dig a little deeper and you will find subtle hints of white licorice, spice and crushed stone. The wine needs time to take shape, as this initial showing is very focused on primary aromas both floral and fruity. The wine's overall personality is light and compact, and it will flesh out in time. However, those cool-vintage Nebbiolo tannins kick in at the end and remind you that this is a Barolo built to last, no matter how soft and delicate its bouquet may appear at this stage.
The Langhe, a land so rich in treasures that it was included in the Unesco World Heritage List in June 2014, the list of the most beautiful places on the planet. Amalia Cascina in Langa is an exclusive starting point to venture out to discover them. Amalia Cascina in Langa is located in Monforte d'Alba (Cuneo-Piedmont), one of the most interesting historical centers of the Langhe. It was born in 2003 , when the Boffa family, seduced by the soft quiet of the area, took over a farmhouse from the early 1900s together with the vineyards that surround it where typical wines of the area were produced: Dolcetto and Barbera.
This complex becomes the basis of a new project: in a short time new spaces and volumes are designed. The main body is transformed into a welcoming charming B&B. The existing vineyards are joined by new ones with acquisitions in the prestigious cru of Barolo Bussia and Le Coste di Monforte. Finally, the cellar is created. The intent is clear: to produce high quality wines that respect the territory and tradition, in an elegant and reserved context.
If today the project of Amalia Cascina in Langa continues to grow, consistent with the initial idea, the credit goes to the commitment and professionalism of the Boffa family, because here everything is family-run: Maria Angela, the mother, follows with passion the B & B; Gigi, the father, contributes to the overall management of the company activities with his great experience, his son Paolo takes care of the vineyards and the cellar with the support of excellent professionals.