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Cascina Chicco Barolo Rocche di Castelletto 2016

Leaves a powerful impression
  • $78.00

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Cascina Chicco Barolo Rocche di Castelletto 2016

Cascina Chicco Barolo Rocche di Castelletto has an elegant nose with complex notes of raspberry, liquorice and spices. Full-bodied and dry on the palate with sweet tannins and an assertive acidity. Lasting impression of red cherry and raspberry flavours that mingle with liquorice, tobacco, leather and chocolate nuances.

100% Nebbiolo. The fruit for this wine comes from a vineyard in Castelletto, Piedmont, Italy. The vineyard has clayey-limestone soils and a southwest and west exposure, in a zone particularly well-suited to growing Nebbiolo grapes for Barolo.

Specialised vineyard workers harvest the fruit manually twice with particular attention given to the grape sorting. Fermentation lasts 15 days in small stainless steel tanks with frequent pumping over for colour extraction. Maceration continues after fermentation for 40–45 days. The wine rests in 2,000–2,500–5,000 litre Slavonian oak barrels, then is transferred to stainless steel tanks again. After 4 years from the harvest, the wine is released to the market.

 

Ageing potential: Drink now or keep until 2034.

 

AWARDS & ACCOLADES

- 95 POINTS

 

 - 93 POINTS

 Rose, truffle, licorice and new leather aromas slowly take shape on this full-bodied red. Chiseled and vibrant, the palate delivers sour cherry, cranberry, star anise and tobacco framed in tightly knit close-grained tannins that grip the close. Fresh acidity keeps it youthful and balanced. Drink 2024–2036.

- 16.5/20

 Precise aromas of flowers and red fruits of the forest; Robust in the mouth, beefy tannins that need to be rounded off, long and fruity finish. Should mature.