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Cascina Saria, Neive

Cascina Saria is a relative newcomer to Barbaresco; the estate has been in the Abbruzzo family for many years but it is only recently they began estate bottling. The wines are made to an exceptionally high standard and prices are extremely competitive. More...


  2014 Barbera d'Asti 'Convento'
Juicy fruit and good weight. Lovely Barbera. A classic pizza-pasta wine. more details...
10.00 (Bottle)
36.00 (6 btls in bond)
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  2011 Barbera d'Asti 'S. Lorenzo'
Full, rich Barbera with a delicious, long finish. A great wine for simple pasta dishes or with pizza. more details...
10.00 (Bottle)
37.50 (6 btls in bond)
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  2011 Langhe 'La Riddolina' Nebbiolo
Fragrant Nebbiolo - more a mini-Barbaresco than simple Nebb. more details...
10.00 (Bottle)
37.50 (6 btls in bond)
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  - Barbera d'Asti 'Bricco delle More' (MAGNUM)
Good, everyday Barbera, juicy and fruity more details...
15.00 (Bottle)
51.00 (6 btls in bond)
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  2011 Barbaresco 'Colle del Gelso'
Structured, traditional Barbaresco from the best vintage in recent years. more details...
20.00 (Bottle)
87.00 (6 btls in bond)
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  2010 Barbaresco 'Colle del Gelso'
Top drawer Barbaresco from a superb vintage. more details...
20.00 (Bottle)
87.00 (6x75cl btls in bond)
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  2007 Barbaresco 'Colle del Gelso' (MAGNUM)
Forward Barbaresco with plenty of tobacco and spice. Delicious. more details...
30.00 (Bottle)
123.00 (6 btls in bond)
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  2006 Barbaresco 'Colle del Gelso' (MAGNUM)
Magnums of a superb Barbaresco from the best vintage of the last decade at an amazingly low price. Snooth: 93/100 more details...
33.00 (Bottle)
138.00 (6 btls in bond)
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The tasting room at Cascina Saria offers some of the best views across Piedmont and the southern Alps overlooking Coazzolo and Castagnole delle Lanze where some of the estate's vineyards are located. Maura Abbruzzo is in charge of sales whilst her brothers look after the vines and winery, a fairly common set-up. Whilst their parents, Giovanni and Maria, have been farming this land for years, vinification began here as recently as the middle of the last decade. With vines spread between Neive, in the Barbaresco zone, and Costigliole, a renowned area for Barbera d'Asti, it is reasonable to expect high quality wines here; you won't be disappointed.

I was warned to expect some very good Barbera but I was surprised just how good it is. The "Convento" is probably one of the most fruit-driven wines I have encountered from the region whilst the more serious "San Lorenzo" is oak-aged although this is for textural reasons: little flavour is imparted. I was extremely impressed with these wines. Then came the Nebbiolos: first a Nebbiolo d'Alba which is almost worryingly inexpensive (I hope Maura doesn't read this!) as it could easily pass for a Barbaresco at twice the price, not something that can be said for most Nebbiolo d'Alba wines! Finally, we tasted several vintages the Barbaresco wines which are more structured and longer-lasting with that elusive, ethereal quality that makes the best wines from this DOCG so irresitible.

One final note: not only are these wines delicious but the pricing is quite exceptional. Two high quality Barberas and a delicious Nebbiolo, all under 10 per bottle is seldom seen. Anyone who enjoys these wines should be stock-piling!

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