CASCINA BALLARIN

“CINO”

(Langhe)

Cino Langhe Rosso   CaseCard   Shelf Talker

 

Cascina Ballarin is a family-run estate, or as the Vibertis would prefer to put it, a family farm.

 

Since 1928, when building work began on the house, the family has been working the land and making wine in

the cellars. The vineyards are mainly located in the villages of La Morra and Monforte d’Alba, with the following

varietes being grown: Nebbiolo, Barbera, Dolcetto (and a very limited quantity of Cabernet Sauvignon).

All the grapes grown on the estate are used in making the three main red wines - Barolo, Dolcetto d’Alba and

Barbera d’Alba - as well as several crus.

LANGHE DOC ROSSO CINO

Grape-varieties: Barbera, Nebbiolo and Dolcetto

Vineyard location: La Morra

Surface area: 0.3 hectares

Vines per hectare: c. 5000

Planting distance: 2.30 x 0.90 m

Altitude: 230 metres a.s.l.

Position: facing south

Training system: Guyot

Age of vines: 20-40 years

Yield (grapes per hectare): 7500 kg

Soil: calcareous blue marl

Harvest period: end of September

Wine-making procedure: traditional in heat-controlled tanks

Maturing: 6 months in stainless steel; 6 months in the bottle

Alcohol: 12.5% by vol.

Tasting properties: bright ruby-red; very vinous, intense, fresh nose showing a range of fresh fruit and flowers;

rich, luscious taste that’s smooth and medium-bodied; excellent as an everyday wine.