2021 Cascina Chicco Langhe Nebbiolo
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 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.
|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|