Aug 5, 2021

The Italian Wine Crypto Bank (IWCB), the first and only wine bank based on blockchain, cryptocurrencies and digital assets, has also announced the participation in the project of Barattieri and Tenuta Cucco.

These are only the latest among the prestigious Italian wineries that have joined the IWCB in recent weeks. Among them Allegrini, Arnaldo Caprai, Banfi, Baracchi, Sordo, Casa E. di Mirafiore, Casa Raia, Castello di Perno, Castello di Querceto, Elena Fucci, Fontanafredda, Poderi Gianni Gagliardo, Giuseppe Cortese, Negro Giuseppe, Il Carnasciale, Incontri Organic Wine, La Magia, Macchie Santa Maria, Macondo, Marchesi Mazzei – Castello di Fonterutoli, Mocali, Planeta, Poggio al Tesoro, Salvatore Molettieri, Tasca d’Almerita, Tenuta Impostino, Tua Rita, Vini Franchetti (Tenuta di Trinoro, Passopisciaro and Sancaba), Tenuta di Capezzana, Boroli and Tenuta Sette Ponti.


From Barattieri the IWCB will have in its portfolio:

“Vin Santo Albarola Val di Nure” Colli Piacentini DOC 2009, Barattieri

Barattieri’s “Vin Santo Albarola Val di Nure” is produced in the hills of Piacenza, in one of the most scenic wine-growing areas of Emilia Romagna.

Produced from the best bunches of aromatic Malvasia di Candia, Barattieri’s Vin Santo is a real, rare and precious nectar, of which only 900 bottles are produced per year.

The scattered bunches, selected after the rigorous, manual harvest, are spread on reeds in the solana where they will remain withering until Christmas, when the pressing will take place.

Fermentation takes place directly in the kegs, where the Vin Santo remains for 10 long years, followed by 2 further years of aging in the bottle, naturally stabilizing and developing a remarkable structure and accompanied by a complex aroma.

At the sight a bright amber color heralds the complex olfactory bouquet, where notes of dried fruit of walnut and hazelnut, date and sultanas, follow one another. The complexity reveals itself slowly, expressing notes of honey and caramel, eventually reaching tobacco.

On the palate it is round and enveloping, but balanced by a pleasant freshness. It has a long persistence with an aftertaste of candied fruit. Harmonious and elegant, a great meditation wine.

It is an excellent pairing with dry pastries, and perfect with hard and blue cheeses.


From Tenuta Cucco the IWCB will have in its portfolio:

Barolo Cerrati DOCG 2016, Tenuta Cucco

Barolo Cerrati DOCG 2016 is born from one of the most suitable crus of Serralunga d’Albate.

Pure Nebbiolo is grown in clayey and calcareous soils at about 300 meters above sea level; it is one of the best expressions of the Langhe Albesi terroir.

After the manual harvest, a first pre-fermentation maceration takes place, followed by a further maceration on the skins of about 20-25 days for a complete concentration of the phenolic compounds that will contribute to give great structure to the wine. It also carries out a malolactic fermentation and then rests first in small French oak barrels, and then another 12 months in traditional barrels, finally refining in the bottle for at least 6 months.

A wine of great complexity and personality, it will be able to give even more depth and intense emotions over time.

At first sight the typical garnet color of Nebbiolo is still lively and bright. The nose first expresses floral hints of rosehip and violet, followed by notes of mint and thyme. Slowly, fruity notes of cherry and freshly mashed currants emerge and then open to hints of undergrowth, and finally delicate spicy notes and hints of tobacco are revealed.

On the palate it is round and elegant, with well-present but silky tannins, characterized by a pleasant freshness and delicate flavor. There is a long persistence and aftertaste of plum and licorice.

It is great to combine with red meats and aged cheeses. Also perfect with a braised beef or game.

Numerous awards have been obtained for this excellent expression of Barolo, including the score of 95/100 on Wine Spectator for the 2016 vintage.



Wineries invited to become IWCB Partners, free of charge and without risk, can contact:

Davide Casalin, Email: [email protected]