Cascina Chicco Barbera D'Alba
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Vineyard: Granera Alta in Castellinaldo
Color: Intense ruby red with violet reflections
The fragrances recall woodsy undergrowth, black cherry, and a final, light note of Oriental spices. In the mouth, the wine is powerful but very soft. It tastes of ripe, red fruits, sweet cherry, and has a full body with a persistent finish.
The Chiccos have always been called “Chicu”. From Nonno Ernesto to my children, this nickname has symbolized the history of our winery. But it signifies much more. It represents the affection, esteem, friendship and community that our family is a part of. -Enrico Faccenda
"We are proud of our roots, our story, which begins with our name. It is a long-held tradition amongst the people of Roero and the Langhe to gift nicknames, whether friendly or strange, to members of the community as a way to identify them. Chicu was the nickname of our grandfather, Ernesto, the founder of the winery. This funny name passed down to our father, Federico, then to us and now to our children. Generations of the Faccenda family under one name."
Today, the winery is a family business with holdings in the most prestigious parts of the Roero, with experimental bottlings of Nebbiolo, and with holdings in Barolo. Additionally, they protect the environment of their vineyards and are part of The Green Experience, and built their new winery to decrease their carbon footprint, including the installation of solar panels that provide 100% of the energy used at the winery.