Cascina Chicco - Barbera d'Alba Granera Alta 2016
Cascina Chicco - Barbera d'Alba Granera Alta (89 TSW)
Today a great value wine from North Italy.
Even though it is a young, fresh and fruity wine, its vineyards undergo a double harvest. The fermentation is done in stainless steel casks with temperatures of 25 – 26° C, allowing for good color, fragrance and aroma. The wine is then transferred to traditional wood casks for six months before being bottled.
My tasting notes:
In the glass a intense ruby red color.
On the medium nose aromas of blueberries, black cherries and raspberries with hints of cedar, spices, rosemary and liquorice.
On the palate dry, medium bodied with medium(+) acidity and medium smooth tannins. Flavours of red currants, black cherries, violets and spices with a medium length and elegant and rich finish.
This wine pairs well with rich soups, pizza and meats, and with soft or rich cheeses.
The Cascina Chicco winery is located in Canale, 20 minutes from Alba. It has recently been expanded and renewed and is surrounded by its Arneis vineyards. Technology meets tradition in a wonderful cellar that descends 28 meters deep under the hill, dug by hand into the naked rock.