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
Grape variety Nebbiolo 100%
Production area Cerrati in Serralunga dAlba, 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 companys 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.