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Cascina Cucco    
 www.cascinacucco.com
  
The Cascina Cucco estate is located in Serralunga d’Alba, overlooking the entire area of the Langhe, beneath the village’s 14th century castle. The farm is named after one of Serralunga’s many crus, which has always been rated amongst the finest of the area. The valley of Serralunga is considered by many to be the most important for Barolo wine growing, due to its particular qualities and soil composition.

The vineyards, which cover over 29 acres, are situated in favorable positions, at altitudes varying from 600 feet to 1,400 feet above sea level. The soil is mainly shallow clayey limestone, with marl surfacing on the better exposed slopes due to high erosion. The wines grown here are known for their abundant structure, overwhelming complexity and unusual longevity, while a considerable sandy element provides very intense and unique lingering aromas.

The Nebbiolo vineyards are in the neighboring cru of Cerrati and Vughera. The Nebbiolo vineyards stretch out over 20 acres, mainly facing south/southeast, across the area of the three grand cru: Cucco, Cerrati and Vughera. Varying soil compositions, altitudes and positioning in the numerous vineyards allows for the growth of three very different styles of Barolo.

In the Cascina Cucco cellars, the winemaking and ageing are carried out in keeping with local tradition. The wines age slowly under the watchful eye of the cellar man and the technicians who control the delicate steps involved in their maturation. The winery puts quality before quantity, and passion before routine, with each of their bottles being the result of attentive selection, painstaking craftsmanship, and the energy of the land.

     
 
 
Cascina Cucco  Langhe Chardonnay

Type: White / Chardonnay
Year: 2011
Region: Piemonte
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Varietal:    100% Estate grown Chardonnay
Color:    Soft yellow reflection with trace of golden hues
Bouquet:    Intense, well-balanced blend of flowery aromas hinting at hawthorn and orange blossom
Taste:    Ripe apples with hints of pineapple and banana
Food Pairing:    Perfect with cold hors d’oeuvres, seafood and fish courses
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Serving Temp:    Chilled: 55°F (13°C)
Aging:    6 months
Suggested Retail:    16.99
Cascina Cucco  Langhe Rosso "Mondo"

Type: Red / Nebbiolo and Blends
Year: 2010
Region: Piemonte
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Varietal:    40% Estate grown Nebbiolo, 40% Barbera, 10% Cabernet Sauvignon, 10% Merlot
Color:    Intense, ruby red with violet reflections
Bouquet:    Floral notes with a touch of rose petal
Taste:    A beautifully balanced wine with very soft tannins and wonderful blend of alluring notes reminiscent of small forest fruit
Food Pairing:    Pasta and braised meat courses
Review:    
Serving Temp:    68°F (20° C)
Aging:    18 months
Suggested Retail:    22.99
Cascina Cucco  Barolo di Serralunga

Type: Red / Barolo
Year: 2007
Region: Piemonte
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Varietal:    100% Nebbiolo from the "Vughera" vineyard
Color:    Deep, ruby red turning brick-orange with age
Bouquet:    Notes of dried roses and crushed prunes
Taste:    Classic barolo, big, earthy and spicy with distinct cherry nuances and hints of licorice
Food Pairing:    Perfect with cold beef, feathered game and braised meat
Review:    
Serving Temp:    68°F (20°C)
Aging:    24-30 months
Suggested Retail:    39.99
Cascina Cucco  Barolo "Vigna Cucco"

Type: Red / Barolo
Year: 2005
Region: Piemonte
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Varietal:    100% Nebbiolo from the "Cucco" vineyard
Color:    Brilliant ruby red with subtle orange reflections
Bouquet:    Complex and embracing, varietal notes of wild rose merge with aromatic hints of sage
Taste:    A wine of great structure, intense blackberry and cherry flavors with subtle presence of spices and suffused hints of wild flowers
Food Pairing:    Robust beef dishes and well aged cheeses
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Serving Temp:    68°F (20°C)
Aging:    28 months
Suggested Retail:    49.99
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