2021 Cascina Chicco Langhe Nebbiolo
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Content (Alc)||0.75 ltr (14.5%)|
|Drink window||2023 - 2028|
Started by the grandfather in the 1950s with the purchase of 1Ha of vineyard in Canale. In a few decades, the Faccenda family emerged as one of the most important wine producers in the Roero and Langhe 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 them top quality: from the classic Roeros, including a red Roero, a white Roero Arneis, “everyone's friend” Barbera and the “Nebbiolo” king Barolo. The renowned "Gambero Rosso" guide has already written several times with praise for this promising winery.
This Caciscina is a 100% Nebbiolo from the Langhe appellation in Piemonte. The average age of the vineyards is 20 years and the yield per hectare is very low, so we are talking about a high quality Langhe Nebbiolo. The vineyard has a clay-like soil where the grapes are picked manually in 2 runs, so only the well-ripened nebbiolo grapes are selected. This manual and time-consuming process is especially important with a Nebbiolo and ensures a beautifully matured elegant wine instead of an acidic tannin-rich wine with too many green tones. The fermentation is in stainless steel, after which the wine is aged for 6 months in traditional large oak barrels and then receives a few months of bottle aging.
The Langhe Nebbiolo is also called a min-barolo or mini-barbersco, but sometimes this does not even cover the load because this is already much better than many too sour Supermarket barolos and then much cheaper in terms of price. In the glass Cascina Chicco has a beautiful light red color and has an ethereal elegant scent with hints of violets, leather, espresso and marasca cherry notes of spices. It is full, aristocratic and delicate and is perfect with roasts, game and matured cheeses
Cascina Chicco is a nickname, but it is something more: it is the voice of generations past that whispers over the years, and today brings out the traditions and actions of its ancestors. For this reason, the owners have chosen to name the company Cascina Chicco because it connects us with the identity of the place where we were born and grew up. They chose it with respect for the past and with courage to look to the future.
The vines stretch from Canale to Castellinaldo, from Vezza d'Alba to Castagnito. Because the areas all contain different types of soil, the owners have researched which grapes suit which areas best. The winery uses the minimum amount of synthetic treatments possible and carries out regular analyzes to ensure the best quality grapes. The owners aim to communicate the strong support for sustainability through a new basement project. By installing the latest technology in 40kWp solar panels, they take advantage of the generous sunlight from the Roero to perfectly match the plants. The winery not only avoids fossil fuels, but also reduces CO2 emissions by about 30,000 kg per year through the use of solar panels.
|Type of Wine||Red|
|Drinking as of||2023|
|Tasting Profiles||Earthy, Rustic, Dry, Aged on wood, Powerful, Mineral, Red fruit, Tannines, Full|
|Drink moments||Lekker luxe, Met vrienden, Romantisch|
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