<TENUTA CUCCO

the most ancient tradition

Tenuta Cucco in Serralunga d’Alba, at the roots of the renowned XIV century castle that dominates the whole Langhe albesi area. The name recalls its altitude, “cucco” in local dialect, the summit of the hill in which Vigna Cucco, the most ancient vineyard, is located.

Serralunga d’Alba is considered as the most important of the Barolo area for its wine-making peculiarities, among the most long-lived, for its antique instalments and the favourable microclimate given by the altitude of the vineyards. Particularly Vigna Cucco, where the Barolo Riserva originates from, is a symbolic vineyard in Serralunga, already recognised in Renato Ratti’s Carta Storica del Barolo (historical Barolo map). It is located in the subarea of Cerrati, a cru only offered to the market by our winery. Its peculiarity resides in the altitude of the vines, implanted approximately 400 metres above sea level, position where the typical limestone and tuff are highly concentrated on the surface of the soil, conferring the grapes with a distinct abundance of tannins and polyphenols.

The chalky-clayish soil lays on Diano’s sandstone, formed more than ten million years ago. Not very deep, with a strong sandy portion and marls on the surface due to the high erosion on the best-exposed slopes, it allows to obtain wines with an elevated structure, rich of persistent perfumes, complex and especially long-lived. Nebbiolo in this area is in fact considered as the best Nebbiolo for ageing.

The winery’s other vineyards are located in the subarea Bricco Vughera. The vineyards extend over 12,5 hectares in which besides Nebbiolo for Barolo, we grow Dolcetto d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo, Langhe Chardonnay and Barbera d’Alba.

As already for La Raia, the Rossi Cairo family introduced the organic farming approach in the 13 hectares vines of Tenuta Cucco. They firmly believe that this approach will bring an added value to one of the world’s most famous terroirs.

OUR PROJECTS

  • Steiner School
  • portaNatura
  • Borgo Merlassino
  • Locanda La Raia
  • Fondazione La Raia
  • Tenuta Cucco
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The seed of the pedagogic project

I moved to La Raia in 2003 and, while my husband Tom was converting the land to the biodynamic approach, I started the first initiatives for children which brought to the birth of Intorno al melo, no profit association promoting Steiner pedagogy…

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Nature at your doorstep

portaNatura is an enterprise strongly desired and directly experienced by me and my wife Caterina. We transformed our beliefs, studies and passions in a family enterprise, which involves other families as well: those of farmers and breeders, of the suppliers working with them, and of those who choose to buy their products…

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Wake up at La Raia!

Within the biodynamic estate La Raia there are several farmsteads which date back to the XIX century: homes, barns, wide arcades and old tanks witness an authentic agricultural world which we have fully recovered with our project of biodynamic farming.

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The green mansion in the Gavi hills

Once a place where wayfarers could rest and get some food, Locanda offers a new idea of hospitality made of simplicity and relaxed pace, with discreet and dedicated service, all in a sophisticated space marked by the interaction with the beauty of the surrounding nature.

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Tenuta Cucco

Tenuta Cucco in Serralunga d’Alba, at the roots of the renowned XIV century castle that dominates the whole Langhe albesi area. The name recalls its altitude, “cucco” in local dialect, the summit of the hill in which Vigna Cucco, the most ancient vineyard, is located.

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Art Culture Territory

On June the 22nd 2013 the Fondazione La Raia – arte cultura territorio was born, wanted by Giorgio Rossi Cairo and managed by his wife Irene Crocco, art dealer. The foundation aims at promoting, on a national scale, critical reflections on the landscape, through contributions from various fields of study.