Tenuta Cucco began as a winery in the 1960’s. In the local dialect “cucco” indicates the hilltop location of the oldest part of the vineyard, inside the Cru Cerrati.
The Tenuta Cucco vineyards stand on the most ancient portion of the very ancient territory of Barolo, implying another important privilege: an ideal altitude which ensures the best temperature for the ripening of the grapes, bringing out the tannins.
A wine of marked youthful exuberance, left to age for 24 months in traditional 25-hectolitre barrels where the maturing process brings out it’s elegance. It then sits in bottles for another 12 months.
Hints of withered rose, undergrowth , prunes, liquorice and spices. A bright ruby red colour with an orange rim, fresh wine with a tart component and tannins sustaining a good structure. The aromas are elegant, with a good intensity. The fruit is sweet, with more evolved sensations echoing tobacco and dried herbs.
Pairs well with red meats and feathered game, particularly when braised