The nomination Azienda Bricco del Cucù was born from the union of two names: the hamlet Bricco in Bastia Mondovì, and the appellation of the most important vineyard, Cucù.
Since last generations, they reserved the sunniest ridges of the hills, choosing with care the most proper soils, with marl mixed with clay, to Dolcetto vines that give rise to the most esteemed wine of this part of Langa.
In the company Bricco del Cucù, vines are cultivated without the use of insecticide.
Grapes, only produced by the Company, are made wine in the ancient cellar of the farm, respecting the tradition that favours the use of durmast barrels, to the conservation of wines until the bottling.
This is how the Sciolla family’s special wines are obtained: the Dogliani Superiore San Bernardo which is normally aged for at least 3 years before being sold.
The Dogliani, Langhe Dolcetto and two surprising blends with Merlot (the Diavolisanti and the Superboum) are produced with other Dolcetto grapes. The Langhe Bianco Livor is produced with the Arneis and Sauvignon wine varieties.
Visits to the winery
The Sciolla family company is not a winery like any other: it is located outside the beaten tourist itineraries and offers the opportunity to visit a unique treasure of Gothic art.
The tour starts in the fermenting room, where you will learn about the production process of wine. It then continues on to the adjacent wine cellar, the ancient medieval tower that houses the large wooden barrels.
At this point it's time to taste the wines guided by one of the Sciolla family members: Chiara, Irene or Dario, the owner.
And there's more! Those who wish, can be accompanied on a private visit to the small chapel of San Fiorenzo which houses the region’s largest Gothic frescoes cycle.
You’ll have a chance to admire a rare fresco of medieval folk art: the Bible of the illiterate.
Business Hours: 9.30 - 18.00
Closing Day: -
Vineyards: 12 ha
Wines: Dogliani Superiore DOCG, Dogliani DOCG, Langhe Rosso DOC, Langhe Bianco DOC
Biologic Method: No