Cantina del Pino, led by the Vacca family, has extremely deep roots in Barbaresco.andnbsp; Giuseppe Vacca originally purchased the property in the 1920's from Domizio Cavazza, the founder of Barbaresco's Cantina Sociale who is often regarded as the father of the Barbaresco appellation. Giuseppe's son Adriano was a founding member of the Produttori del Barbaresco in 1958 when the co-op was reestablished, and his relative Aldo Vacca still runs the Produttori cellar today.andnbsp; Adriano continued to sell his fruit to the co-op until his son Renato convinced him to begin estate bottling in 1997. The estate is centered on a prime parcel of vineyards in the historic heart of Ovello that are crowned by a towering pine tree (Pino) planted by Cavazza 140 years ago. Over the past two decades Renato honed his skill, producing polished wines that stand as some of the most soulful in the region. Ovello tends to yield wine of balance and mineral focus while the Albesani vineyard is always more powerful in its youth.andnbsp; Tragically, Renato passed away in 2020 after a long battle with cancer and 2016 will mark one of the last vintages he was able to produce from start to finish.andnbsp;
So perfect for winter. Light but not too much
So perfect for winter. Light but not too much10
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