After a highly successful engineering career,
Amabile Droco achieved his lifetime's ambition when he purchased an
old farmhouse and the accompanying vineyards in the heart of the
village of Barolo in 1999.
The employment of a top new winemaking team and the construction
of an incredible new subterranean winery had 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 demonstrating the diversity of the terroirs
within the Barolo DOCG.
Cascina Adelaide has been a working winery with its own "Cru"
vineyards 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.
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 realised and fruit quality is fantastic.
A horizontal tasting of the wines demonstrates the clearly
defined characteristics of each of the vineyards in terms of fruit
concentration, elegance and the structure of the tannins enabling
the taster to appreciate not only the quality of the whole range
but also which style is their own individual preference.
Journalists been quick to recognise the fantastic quality of the
wines with a number of the wines awarded 95 points from Wine
Spectator as well as consistently coming out on top in Decanter