Bricco del Cucù. Enjoy a dolcetto born between Heaven and Hell

Let art trickle down into a beautiful label, and it will turn even a bottle of wine into a masterpiece.

This is the kind of wonders your eyes and palate will enjoy in Bastia di Mondovì, along the ancient Salt Road, between the Chapel of Saint Florence – which has Piedmont’s largest cycle of Gothic frescoes – and Bricco del Cucù, a wine company famous for its Dogliani dolcetto.

The dolcetto grape variety grows on the sunniest sides of the clay-rich marl hills in this area: this land is the very origin of this wine’s rich, exquisite and rotund flavor.

The winery uses grapes grown with no pesticides, according to traditional methods and using oak barrels for aging.

Every step of the production process, from pressing to bottling, is personally overseen by owner Irene Sciolla and her father Dario, who take every care to highlight the wine’s high quality and personality.

Dolcetto di Dogliani, Dolcetto delle Langhe or Diavolisanti (a blend of Merlot and Dolcetto): each wine is a unique experience and a tasting is well worth a visit to this extraordinary winery.

While you are there, don’t miss the nearby Chapel of Saint Florence: it’s a wonderful journey between the Virtues that can take you to Heaven and the Seven Capital Sins that lead straight to Lucifer’s arms and Hell.

Bricco del Cucù and the Chapel of Saint Florence are part of Taste Academy, one of the Travel Experiences designed by Italian Ways.


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