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Barbera d’Alba Superiore DOC ‘Bricco Cicchetta’

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Tasting Notes

Sustainably grown, old-vine Barbera (50 years old) sourced from a single-vineyard called Bricco Cichetta that surrounds the winery in Madonna di Como.  The estate owns 10 hectares of vineyards located around Cascina ‘Cicchetta’: grape varietals grown are Dolcetto, Barbera, Arneis, Moscato and of course Nebbiolo (from 3 different clones used depending on the site).

An opulent Barbera, aged in large Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months. Dark ruby red. Rich aromas of ripe fruit, spice, licorice and vanilla. Lots of fresh fruit and bright acidity.  Turns mineral and earthy. Full-bodied, rich and intense with a long finish. Thanks to its great texture, Bricco Cicchetta will pair beautifully with bollito misto alla piemontese (boiled meats), braised beef and tagliolini with mushroom sauce. Barbera Bricco Cichetta is a wine a great ageing potential, it can be enjoyed for more than 10 years.

2013 rated 91 JS

2016 rated 89 JS

Winery

Pietro Rinaldi

Region

Piemonte

Varietal

100% Barbera

Location of Vineyards

Bricco Chiccetta (Madonna di Como)

Orientation

360 degree exposure

Altitude

300-340mt asl

Type of Planting

Guyot

Soil

Soft, calcareous clay and marl

Type of Cultivation

Sustainable Farming

Vinification

Harvest taked place roughly during the last decade of September. Pressing, fermentation in temperature-controlled stainless steel vats between 28-30°C for about 10 days, until fermentation is completed. After several rackings and once malolactic is completed, the wine is transferred into oak barrels for ageing.

Aging

Aged in large Slavonian oak barrels for 12 months.

Alcohol Content

14.5%

Total Production

6,500 bottles

Oenologist

Beppe Caviola