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Cascina Cucco, Barbera d’Alba, Piedmont, 2011

Cascina Cucco

Score

86
  • Grape Variety: Barbera
  • Drink: 2013 - 2015

Manufacturer:

Cascina Cucco

Andrea Bricarello

Tasting: Barbera d’Alba

Pure and vibrant wild berries notes, followed by fresh violets. The palate is really generous with lots of red fruits intertwined with spices. feels very frank with vibrant acidity and good length. Well balanced and well crafted.

Stephen Brook

Tasting: Barbera d’Alba

Mid plum ruby. Fragrant cherries with hints of chocolate and cedar. Round and q full though a little soft-centred. Quite pretty flavours though alcohol intrudes on the finish.

Ian D'Agata

Tasting: Barbera d’Alba

Ruby-purple. The aromas of spicy red berries and cherries are a little blunted by the alcohol, which isn’t as obtrusive as the 14.5% would indicate, however. Sweet and suave on entry, then peppery and with oaky, chewy tannins lingering at the back, which does feature a twinge of heat. Could use a little more sweetness of fruit rather than spicy oak.

Details

Wine name: Cascina Cucco
Wine classification:
Wine alcohol content: 14.5%
Wine colour: Red
Wine vintage: 2011
Wine style: Red, medium-bodied
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Subregion: Barbera d'Alba

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