Pecchenino, Barolo San Giuseppe (2017)
Pecchenino, Barolo San Giuseppe (2017)

Pecchenino, Barolo San Giuseppe (2017)

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SAN GIUSEPPE BAROLO DOCG

WINE DESCRIPTION

San Giuseppe is made from Nebbiolo cultivated on two vineyards, totaling just over three acres. The yield from each vine is extremely low - only 1kg per vine. This low yield is achieved by thinning the vines in July and pruning the bot- tom half of the bunches in August, promoting better matura- tion in the remaining grapes. This painstaking process ensures that only the nest Nebbiolo makes its way to the Pecchenino winery. The resulting wine is aged in large botti, allowing tan- nins to round out without masking this wine’s rich fruit bouquet.

TASTING NOTES

Ruby red with orange reflections. Bouquet is intense with notes of ripe currants and raspberries accented by hints of truffle and violet. Flavor is elegant and balanced with good body; persis- tent sweet tannins

FOOD PAIRING

Pairs well with red meats, braises and medium to long-aged cheeses made with cow or sheep milk

VINEYARD & PRODUCTION INFO

Vineyard Name:               Barolo San Giuseppe

Size:                              1, 5 Ha

Soil composition:            Medium textured, Calcareous Training method:         Guyot

Elevation:                       420 Meters a.s.l

Vines/Acre:                    2.200

Exposure:                       South, South West

Age:                              1995 (Le Coste di Monforte) 1980 (Ravera di Monforte) 2006 (Bussia)

Harvest time:                   Second Week of October

First vintage:                   2004

Production:                     6.400 bottles

WINEMAKING & AGING

Varietal composition:       100% Nebbiolo Fermentation container:       Stainless Steel Tanks Length of Fermentation:                 35 days at 29 ° C Max

Aging container:             French Oak Barrels of 2.500 l. Length of Aging:        24 Months

Length of Bottle Aging:      6 Months

ANALYTICAL DATA

Alcohol:                         14,5%

Residual sugar:                2< g/l

Acidity:                         5.6 g/l

Dry extract:                    30 g/l

Color:
Ruby red with orange reflections

Nose:
The bouquet on the nose is intense and complex with notes of ripe currants and raspberries accented by hints of truffle and violet.

Flavor:
The flavor is elegant and balanced with a good body. Soft tannins and a long fruity finish.

RATINGS:
2017 James Suckling 94 Jul 2021
A rather soft and rich young Barolo with strawberry and floral character and hints of
watermelon. It’s full-bodied and layered. Rich finish. So attractive now, but will age nicely. Try after 2023.

2017 Vinous Media 92 Feb 2022
2017 Wine Spectator 92 Dec 2021
2017 Wine Advocate 90 Jun 2021