Barolo Cerrati 2008 DOCG Cascina Cucco

£25

Barolo, king of wines, wine of kings. It is certainly one of Italy’s greatest wines. Barolo is traditionally full bodied, fruity, tannic with high acidity and ages well.

This Cerrati 2008 vintage is an excellent expression of the classic Barolo style. Bright ruby red with garnet hints and rim. It has a very intense nose displaying floral notes of wild rose and sage, ripe raspberry, syrupy cherries mixed with hints of clove and liquorice, leather, tobacco and a subtle background earthy note. The palate is powerful, savoury, mineral and full-bodied with a juicy texture and sweet tannins perfectly integrated in the structure. It has a long fruity and spicy finish.

 

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Grape varieties
Nebbiolo 100%
Label
Barolo Cerrati "Vigna Cucco" 2008 DOCG
Region
Piemonte, Langhe
Winery
Cascina Cucco
Style
Red
Quality rating
DOCG
Vintage
2008
Alcohol
14.5%

Best paired with

Pairing
Best pairing with game dishes or stews, and mature cheese. Perfect match with caramelised suckling pig.

Vineyard

Vineyard
Continental with misty autumns, cold wet winters and hot summers.
Soil
Calcareous clay

Winemaking

Winemaking
Destemmed grapes are macerated at 12°C for 72 hours. Then they are fermented at controlled temperature (32°C) during 10 days.
Ageing
14 months in French barriques, and 10 months in traditional big oak casks. One year in bottle before releasing.

Best at...

Service temperature
18°C
When to drink
Drink now, but at its peak in 3 years time.