We produce Barolo since 1967: Vigna Cucco since 1986 and the Cerrati mention since 1996. The cellar was built in 1966 by the Stroppiana family while in the past years the grapes were selected and purchased by the best producers of the area.
In the wide spaces obtained below the offices we have today 25 barrels with a capacity from 16 to 30 hectolitres. Part of them are in Slavonian oak and part in French oak, in addition to the 120 barriques of French oak with medium toasting.
The Barolo D.O.C.G. del Comune di Serralunga, coming from the Vughera mention and the lower part of Cerrati, is aged in 25 hectolitres Slavonian and French oak barrels for two years.
The Barolo D.O.C.G. CERRATI is aged one year in French oak barriques of three passages in equal percentage and anoher year in 25 hectolitres Slavonian and French oak barrels.
The Barolo D.O.C.G. Cerrati Vigna Cucco Riserva is instead aged in new French oak barriques for three years.
The care of the wine
Tenuta Cucco produces around 70.000 bottles a year, with a predominant percentage of Barolo from the Vigna Cucco, Cerrati and Vughera vineyards. The age of the vines ranges from 15 to 50 years old, with a lower quantitative yield favouring high quality in the products…
“These well defined ageing methodologies come from the will of enhancing the polyphenolic character of Tenuta Cucco’s wines, exalting and maximising its ageing potential without overwhelming the typical characteristics of the vine variety.”
Piero Ballario, winemaker of Tenuta Cucco and La Raia