Barolo Tre Tine Giuseppe Rinaldi 2016
Giuseppe Rinaldi's Tre Tine is one of the most important Barolo wines in Italy, a territorial expression that combines the austerity typical of great Piedmontese wines with great refinement. A few thousand bottles are produced each year, this is because the winery of the late Beppe Rinaldi adopts a non-interventionist style that gives us a spontaneous and deep wine.
The Rinaldi winery, now run by Carlotta and Marta Rinaldi, daughters of the legendary citric, was founded in the early 1800s with the purchase of the first vineyards, and year after year they have won a place in the hearts of all fans of the great Nebbiolo di Langa, especially during the period when the winery was run by the legendary Giuseppe.
Barolo Tre Tine is a blend wine with grapes from vineyards of three different crus: Ravera, Cannubi and San Lorenzo; the name Tre Tine derives from the fact that legislation forbids the name of all three crus to be written on the label, although blending is a Langa tradition.
In the vineyard, invasive approaches are avoided as much as possible, and chemical treatments are strictly forbidden, in fact only copper and sulphur are used. In the cellar the philosophy is the same: natural vinification with indigenous yeasts and long maceration of at least 30 days without temperature control, followed by a long aging in large oak barrels for about 42 months.
The Tre Tine Rinaldi is a red wine tending to granite, the nose is dog rose, cherry and balsamic notes, in the mouth is full, robust but incredibly refined, a wine enjoyable even now but with a few years behind it will become a real masterpiece.