Cerrati Barolo DOCG
Barolo Cerrati is one of the most suited crus of Serralunga and Tenuta Cucco is the only one to commercialize it. From high vineyards the best grapes for a great traditional Barolo. The freshly harvested grapes are destemmed, pressed and then left in small vats for 72 hours at a temperature of 10°C, for pre-fermentation steeping, in this way the characteristics of this vineyard are highlighted. This is followed by fermentation with gentle steeping at a temperature of 16°C. Drawing-off takes place when the product is fully dry, after an additional fermentation for 20-25 days on the skins. Then the malolactic bacteria transform the malic acid and the wine remains for 12 months in small barrels of French oak and after that, it completes its ageing process in traditional barrels for a further 12 months, until it reaches its peak of well-balanced savour. It is then transferred to bottles, where it matures for at least 6 months before being sold.
This Barolo, from the Cerrati cru vineyard, has an intense aroma that makes it an ideal meditation wine: the floral hints of eglantine are accompanied by a touch of mint and thyme, then the fruity elements of cherry and freshly pressed blackcurrants emerge, followed by overtones of undergrowth and mushroom.. We suggest serving it at a temperature of 16-18 °C.
FOOD MATCHING SUGGESTIONS
The Barolo DOCG Cerrati is a wine with an intense personality, ideal with flavoursome meat dishes and game in general, or with cooked curd cheeses.
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Tenuta Cucco is a Piedmontese winery located in Serralunga d’Alba, at the roots of the renowned XIV century castle that dominates the whole Langhe area. Its name refers to the peack, called "cucco", which in local dialect indicates the top of the hill where there is the oldest vineyard, Vigna Cucco, inside Cerrati Cru.