The Nouvelle Vague of Barbaresco
Paolo Veglio is the man behind Cascina Roccalini, Veglio was born in 1978, He does the farmer since he is 14 years old. Since 1993, the grapes were transferred to Giacosa wines, which told him in private that these plots are one the best grapes in the whole area of Barbaresco. It is no coincidence that just attached to this vineyards are the vineyards that give life to Sorì Tildin of Angelo Gaja.
Paolo from 2004 decided to start bottling his wine and label under the name Cascina Roccalini. He challenged the crisis and initial it was not easy. Initially it got help from Dante Scaglione, the winemaker of Bruno Giacosa; the man did the most beautiful red labels of the Langhe; and then for unknown reason has been fired and replaced by the winemaker of Batasiolo. Dante Scaglione is perhaps the most important and expertise winemaker of the Nebbiolo. Veglio was part of the Vini Veri association but not anymore . His is a very small production just 3 Bergamotto Botti and few bottles and strongly traditionally. So far I had the 2009 and the 2010 vintage lovely pure wines which great finesse and class.. And minerality the core of his wines
Since 1980 has been making wines of unquestionable quality and undeniable link with the territory of origin located in Neive The Winery Piero Busso are demonstrate great environmental sensitivity, not use chemical herbicides and enriches the soil only with natural compounds.
To all this, the treatment as natural as possible in the cellar, that avoids excessive use of technology and chemistry. They have Cru as San Stunet, San Stefanetto and mostly important the famous Gallina vineyard which was one of the beauty of Giacosa used to meatyage and vinified for a while.
This are wine show lovely tradition Nebbiolo style; even if you notice they using small barrel as barrique which are never new and and very gently handle, just to explode the talking between tradition and modernist..
Gallina 2009 was wonderful class with tones of strawberry and violets, with rich tannin and savory notes and limestone minerality.. A great producers to watch.