Bricco del Cuculo

A beautiful ruby red wine from Piedmont (Italy) comes from superb old barbera vines planted in 1961 on the Bricco del Cucolo hill. The nose is filled with red fruits, spice, and flowers. It is well structured with excellent freshness and minerality on the palate. Bricco del Cuculo by Castello di Verduno pairs well with dark meats, mushrooms, and strong cheeses. Available for deliveries within Metro Manila.  

Grape Variety / Blend: barbera
Winery / Estate: Castello di Verduno

A ruby red wine from Piedmont (Italy) with aromas and notes of red fruits, leather and some minerality. Good with dark meats, mushroom and strong cheeses.

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Product-Type: Wine
Type: red
Price Point: 2,001 and above
Style: Savory & Powerful
Vintage: 2013
Blend/Grape Variety: barbera
Volume: 750 ml
Alcohol: 14.00%
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Estate: Castello di Verduno
Appellation: DOC Barbera d'Alba
Fermentation: Natural
Wine-Making Process: Organic
FOOD PAIRING: CHEESES: Hard Aged Cheeses (cow, sheep)


Piedmont, Italy: Castello di Verduno

Castello di Verduno is an historic Piemontese estate that makes classic Barolo and Barbaresco from prime vineyard sites in both appellations. The winery is located in Verduno, the northernmost commune of Barolo. The winery has a total of 10 hectares – five in Verduno planted to Nebbiolo & Pelaverga and five in Barbaresco planted to Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera.

Although Franco Bianco and his wife Gabriella are the titular heads of the estate, they have a very talented young winemaker, Mario Andrion, who has run the cellar since 2000. Mario was trained in Italy, but has also worked harvests in Oregon. Franco and Gabriella’s daughter Marcella is increasingly involved in day to day operations.

The winery’s philosophy is to produce wines that speak of place in a classic way and are also sustainable and protect the land. As such, they practice organic farming and are meticulous both in the vineyard and in the cellar. Mario uses minimal SO2 and also vinifies with indigenous yeast. Their wines are firmly traditional in style though never rustic; in fact just the opposite, they retain a rare elegance and purity.