Barolo DOCG Cerrati
“Vigna Cucco” Riserva

From the highest area of the Cerrati cru, where limestone and tuff make the grapes rich in tannins and polyphenols, a great Barolo
 ageing.

Grape variety Nebbiolo 100%

Production area Cerrati in Serralunga d’Alba, Vigna Cucco, Ha 1,5

Vineyard Vigna Cucco

Height 380-420 m.a.s.l

Exposure South, South-East

Age of the vines from 16 to 50 years old

Soil Chalky/clayey, shallow

Harvest period October

Yield per hectare 60 quintals/hectare of grapes

Plants per hectare 4.000

Growing system Guyot

Winemaking The freshly harvested grapes are destemmed, pressed and placed into 50 hl stainless steel tanks, then left to ferment for 10 days at 26°C with a 30 days submerged cap maceration at a temperature of 22°C.
 The product is then racked and poured few times.

Ageing Once the malolactic fermentation is completed, this powerful wine is aged in French oak barriques for 36 months, so to bring it to its peak of elegance. It is then put into bottles, where it still ages for at least two years.

Tasting notes This cru is the jewel in the company’s crown. It stands out for its bright ruby red colour 
with slight orange hues, and its complex and enveloping bouquet, where the varietal hints of wild rose blend with the sweet aroma of cocoa, tobacco and spices. The fruity aspect then emerges, recalling shrivelled blackberries and pressed sour black cherries. Full, harmonious, warm savour, with a slightly dry and complex finish.

Best served Between 16 and 18°C

Perfect pairing A full-bodied wine that goes well with complex meat dishes and game in general, and brings out the qualities of seasoned cheeses.

Storage Keep the bottle horizontal, in a cool and ventilated room, protected from direct light and vibrations.

Barolo DOCG Cerrati Vigna Cucco Riserva

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Awards:

Vintage 2010

  • Guida Slow Wine Important wine, cocoa notes, fruity balance
  • Guida Bibenda 4 grapes
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli super 3 stars
  • Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso 2 black glasses
  • Wine Spectator 92/100

Vintage 2007

  • Guida Bibenda 5 grapes
  • Wine Spectator 90/100
  • Guida I Vini di Veronelli 94/100, super three stars
  • Vini d’Italia del Gambero Rosso 2 glasses
  • Concorso Internazionele Douja D’Or Oscar Douja D’Or
  • Guida Slow Wine warm wine,
    with wide scents, rich and full palate