Cascina Adelaide Winery
Cascina Adelaide has been a working winery with its own “Cru” vineyards in the Barolo region of Piedmonte for over 100 years. They now own top sites in eight out of the 10 Barolo “Crus” with plans to get to 10 as and when the right sites become available.
Purchased by Amabile Droco in 1999, he has brought a new sense of energy into the winery, along with the employment of a top new wine making team and the construction of an incredible new subterranean winery. There has been a predictably positive effect on the quality of the wines produced. What really sets Cascina Adelaide apart however, is their vineyard holdings and their commitment to the diversity of the terroirs within the Barolo DOCG.
Cascina Adelaide produces a number of Barolo’s as well as some sensational Barbera’s and Dolcettos. With vineyards in some of the best sites, including Preda and Cannubi, there was always the potential to produce great fruit; but with reduced yields, improved viticulture and some replanting, this potential is now being realized and fruit quality is fantastic. It is a winery to watch from this very famous region.
KING OF WINES
To ensure the individuality of the wines shines through, no herbicides are used on the land and the harvesting and sorting is all done by hand. Native yeasts and minimal sulphur are used in the fermentation too, creating delicious complex wines.
Now one of Barolo’s upcoming superstar wineries, the wines from Cascina Adelaide have received many accolades recognizing the fantastic qualities of the wines, including multiple 90+ Points ratings from The Wine Spectator and Wine Enthusiast, as well as consistently coming out on top with 5 stars ratings in Decanter tastings.
Cannubi (Barolo Township)
Altitude: 270m slm
Age: around 35 years old
Exposure: sud- sud est
Soil: Elveziano – Tortoniano
Placed in the hearth of Barolo area, Cannubi vineyards were famous and valued still before the beginning of Barolo's history. The dream of each wine producer is to own a vineyars in Cannnubi's hill. Cannubi hill is well-known as the best cru for Nebbiolo vineplant, from which we obtain an unmatched quality of Barolo wine.
Altitude: 270 - 300m slm
Variety: Nebbiolo and Barbera
Age: 14 years old
The soils here are rich with white clay and sand and are planted mainly with Nebbiolo and a little Barbera.