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Cavallotto Barbera d'Alba Superiore Vigna del Cuculo

Cavallotto
2019
$38.99
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750 mL
Wine Type
Red Wine
RegionPiemonte
Alcohol Level
Country
Italy
SubregionBarbera d'Alba
Drinking Window
GrapesBarbera
Wine Description:
Cavallotto Barbera d'Alba Superiore Vigna del Cuculo is a premium wine produced by the renowned Cavallotto family in the Piedmont region of Italy. The wine is made from Barbera grapes grown in the Vigna del Cuculo vineyard" inside the "Bricco Boschis" cru, with a southwest, west exposure, which is known for its unique soil composition and favorable microclimate. The winemaking process involves careful selection of the grapes, followed by fermentation and aging in oak barrels for 24 months. The resulting wine is a complex and elegant expression of Barbera, with notes of dark fruit, spice, and a hint of oak. This wine is a perfect example of the high-quality wines that can be produced in the Barbera d'Alba appellation.
Pros:
  • Great structure and balance
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Cons:
  • Not suitable for those who prefer a softer and fruitier style of Barbera
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User Rating:

4.1
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Expert Rating:

4.0

Wine Expert Note:

The Cavallotto Barbera d'Alba Superiore Vigna del Cuculo delights the senses with its complex and inviting characteristics. On the nose, it offers a symphony of aromas, including ripe red cherries, blackberries, and a hint of violet, all elegantly intertwined with subtle notes of vanilla and spice from oak aging. The palate is a harmonious blend of bright acidity and silky tannins, showcasing flavors of red currants, plums, and a touch of licorice, with a backbone of minerality that adds depth. This wine's versatility shines when paired with Italian cuisine, making it a perfect companion for dishes like mushroom risotto, roasted chicken with herbs, or a classic Margherita pizza. While it is delightful now, the Cavallotto Barbera d'Alba Superiore Vigna del Cuculo has the structure for some aging potential
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