This comes from a wine estate in Barbarseco with serious pedigree. Once owned by the man considered the father of Barbaresco, Domizio Cavazza. In fact the tree he planted here to mark the birth of his son feature on the current winery's labels! The fruit here was sold into the Barbaresco cooperative by the Vacca family until 1997, when Renato Vacca took the reins and convinced his family to go it alone. And he was right to, as these wines have quality in abundance; dark cherry and black plum fruited, vibrant acidity, and a deft use of oak to accent peppery tones and lend a feel of an antique spice box. Sadly, Renato passed in 2020 after a battle with cancer, but wines like these are a living testimony to the hard working ethos and passion he exuded.