Barbera d’Alba 2012 DOC- Cascina Cucco

£11.5 £9.5

Barbera d’Alba, an underrated red from Piemonte is less well known and less appreciated than its famous cousin Barolo which has made this region famous. Barbera is lighter bodied, with higher acidity and much less tannins than Nebbiolo.

This wine has soft tannins and a fresh persistent acidity which is typical for Barbera. It is perfectly balanced with a sweet fruity taste and a medium-long finish.  Selected from a single vineyard, Vigneto Elia, this inriguing wine is made entirely in stainless steel vats, in accordance with the traditional production method for Barbera which is somewhat against recent trends to mature Barbera in oak to make it more tannic and soften the acidity.

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Grape varieties
Barbera 100%
Label
Barbera d'Alba "Cascina Cucco" 2012 DOC
Region
Piemonte, Langhe
Winery
Cascina Cucco
Style
Red
Quality rating
DOC
Vintage
2012
Alcohol
14.5%

Best paired with

Pairing
Ideal with snacks such as bread and salami or light cheeses or with pasta

Vineyard

Climate
Continental with misty autumns, cold wet winters and hot summers
Soil
Calcerous clay

Winemaking

Winemaking
Controlled fermentation at 28°C
Ageing
Stainless steel

Best at

Service temperature
16°C
When to drink
Ready to drink but can age for 5 years