Barbera d’Alba Granera Alta Gran Cru Cascina Chicco 2016
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A barrel aged beauty from the Piedmont area of Italy in the town of Canale. The fragrance recalls woody undergrowth, cedar and black cherry. In the mouth, the wine is powerful but with very soft tanins and notes of blackberries, tobacco and a balsamic note. Dry medium plus finish.
Cascina Chicco is a wine pearl in the Roero region of Italy.
A tough, non-fussy grape, Barbera has been known to be flexible in its acclimation to different regions. It’s typically a deep ruby color with low tannin and bracing, high acidity. Unlike many of the other red grapes in the Piedmont, Barbera has a relatively long hang time on the vine and that imparts a lot of rich, dense flavors to the wine.
Roero has been a UNESCO World Heritage Site together with Monferrato and Langhe.
The Cascina Chicco winery is located in Canale, 20 minutes from Alba. It has recently been expanded and renewed and is surrounded by its Arneis vineyards. Technology meets tradition in a wonderful cellar that descends 28 meters deep under the hill, dug by hand into the naked rock.
Nowadays the 4th generation of the family guides the winery. The whole family was born and raised in Roero, so they have great love and respect for the land.
Cascina Chicco follows the specifications of The Green Experience project, thus there is a big reduction of treatments in the vineyards.
Grapes: 100% Barbera
Wine-making: even though it is a young, fresh and fruity wine, its vineyards undergo a double harvest.
The fermentation is done in stainless steel casks with temperatures of 25 – 26° C, allowing for good color, fragrance and aroma.
The wine is then transferred to traditional wood casks for six months before being bottled.
Dishes: this wine pairs well with rich soups and meats, and with soft or rich cheeses.