2019 Cascina Chicco Barolo Rocche di Castelletto

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Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Barolo
Winery Cascina Chicco
Vintage 2019
Grape Nebbiolo
Content (Alc) 0.75 ltr (14.5%)
Drink window 2024 - 2036
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Started by the grandfather in the 1950s with the purchase of 1 hectare of vineyard in Canale. In a few decades, the Faccenda family has emerged as one of the most important wine producers in the Roero area. The choice of vineyards is therefore very deliberate: all six are located in Cru areas: Mompissano in Canale, Valmaggiore in Vezza d'Alba and Ginestra in Monforte d'Alba.

Cascina Chicco offers red, white and “metodo classico” wines, all of top quality: from the classic Roeros, including a red Roero, a white Roero Arneis, “everybody's friend” Barbera and the “Nebbiolo” king Barolo. The renowned “Gambero Rosso” guide has already written several times full of praise about this promising winery.

The Cascina Chicco Barolo Rocche di Castelletto is without a doubt the most viewed version of Cascina Chicco. A Barolo of extremely high quality at a great price. Of course, this is a 100% Nebbiolo coming from the Ginestra and Castelletto South and South-East vineyards oriented on calcareous soil. Area known for the best vineyards for Barolo.
In this vineyard the yield does not exceed 2 kg per vine. These also undergo thinning at the beginning and end of August. The harvest is done manually by specialized people, in 2 passages (difference of 6 to 10 days), with special attention to the selection of the grape bunches.
The fermentation takes place for 15 days in small stainless steel tanks, with repeated pumping for better extraction of the color. The maceration continues for 40 to 45 days. This is followed by a maturation of 30 months in wooden barrels of 2000, 2500 and 5000 liters (with malolactic fermentation), 12 months of affinage in stainless steel and 8 months of maturation in the bottle. This wine is marketed 4 years after the harvest. This is then ready to drink after decanting, but with a few years of bottle maturation the wine becomes even more elegant and the tannins melt.

On the nose, the Cascina Chicco Barolo Rocche di Castelletto is very elegant, with complex scents of raspberry jam, licorice and spicy notes. On the palate, this Barolo is full-bodied, powerful and harmonious thanks to the round tannins that characterize the aftertaste. A great wine that goes with main dishes with roast and seasoned meat or with aged cheese.

vineyard Barolo Rocche di Castelletto

Vineyard for 2019 Cascina Chicco Barolo Rocche di Castelletto

Cascina Chicco now has several vineyards with a total area of ​​40 hectares. One of the vineyards, Ginestra, is located near the town of Monforte d'Alba, in the middle of the production area of ​​the Barolo. In this vineyard, with an area of ​​​​5 hectares, Nebbiolo is planted for their Barolo Rocche di Castelletto.

The wine cellar, with an area of ​​about 1800 square meters, has been completely excavated into the hill. The cellar is therefore partly located under the building and extends almost 30 meters under the hill. It is divided into a labyrinth of corridors, alcoves and rooms. Centrally located in the basement is the beautiful Sala della Ruota. It is a huge dodecagonal space with a dome and a large number of arches. The floor consists of an image of the wheel of the Roero, the symbol of the lords who ruled in this region in the Middle Ages and later. Above a number of niches are paintings depicting different generations of the Faccenda family. The stones used to build the cellar come in part from an old farm that once stood on the property. This ensures the old and authentic look of the cellar.

 

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More Information
Type of Wine Red
Country Italy
Region Piemonte
Appellation Barolo
Winery Cascina Chicco
Grape Nebbiolo
Biological certified No
Natural wine No
Vegan No
Vintage 2019
Drinking as of 2024
Drinking till 2036
Alcohol % 14.5
Alcohol free/low No
Content 0.75 ltr
Oak aging Yes
Sparkling No
Dessert wine No
Closure Cork
James Suckling rating 93
Tasting Profiles Earthy, Rustic, Complex, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines
Drink moments Indruk maken, Lekker luxe
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