2016 Barolo, San Giuseppe, Pecchenino, Piedmont, Italy

2016 Barolo, San Giuseppe, Pecchenino, Piedmont, Italy

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2016 Barolo, San Giuseppe, Pecchenino, Piedmont, Italy

Description

The 2016 Barolo San Giuseppe is a very pretty, ethereal wine. Sweet red berry fruit, flowers, mint, cinnamon and pine give the 2016 a striking upper register. Bright and translucent in the glass, with lovely depth, the 2016 is classic in bearing but also has enough fruit and mid-palate pliancy to avoid being overly austere for a young Barolo. The San Giuseppe saw 20 days on the skins and spent two years in 25hL casks followed by a year in cement.

Drink 2024-2041

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Oct 2020)

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Critics reviews

Antonio Galloni, Vinous94/100
James Suckling95/100
Decanter92/100
Jeb Dunnuck93/100
Antonio Galloni, Vinous94/100
The 2016 Barolo San Giuseppe is a very pretty, ethereal wine. Sweet red berry fruit, flowers, mint, cinnamon and pine give the 2016 a striking upper register. Bright and translucent in the glass, with lovely depth, the 2016 is classic in bearing but also has enough fruit and mid-palate pliancy to avoid being overly austere for a young Barolo. The San Giuseppe saw 20 days on the skins and spent two years in 25hL casks followed by a year in cement.

Drink 2024-2041

Antonio Galloni, Vinous (Oct 2020) Read more
James Suckling95/100
Ripe and rich Barolo with dried-berry and chocolate aromas and flavours and hints of hazelnuts. It’s full-bodied with rich, ripe tannins and a flavourful finish. Give it two or three years to soften. Better after 2022.

James Suckling, jamessuckling.com (Aug 2020) Read more
Decanter92/100
Long established in the area of Dogliani, Pecchenino is known for first-rate Dolcetto. Holdings in Barolo are more recent and include vineyards in Bussia, Le Coste di Monforte and Ravera di Monforte - San Giuseppe blends fruit from all three for this wine. After a little coaxing, bright red fruits mingle with orange, rose and mushroom. Polished, silky tannins provide effortless support to pristine ripe fruit. This is vibrant throughout with a lingering strawberry finish, and while the structure is already approachable, its complexities will become more prominent with time in the bottle.

Drink 2023-2035

Decanter (Nov 2020) Read more
Jeb Dunnuck93/100
The 2016 Barolo San Giuseppe has soft floral aromatics, with dried strawberry, dried roses, tar, and baby powder. The palate is open with juicy black cherry, fresh sage, and fresh blood orange. The San Giuseppe is quaffable and fresh, with approachable tannic structure.

Drink 2021-2036

jebdunnuck.com (May 2021) Read more

About this WINE

Azienda Agricola Fratelli Pecchenino

Azienda Agricola Fratelli Pecchenino

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Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo is the grape behind the Barolo and Barbaresco wines and is hardly ever seen outside the confines of Piedmont. It takes its name from "nebbia" which is Italian for fog, a frequent phenomenon in the region.

A notoriously pernickety grape, it requires sheltered south-facing sites and performs best on the well-drained calcareous marls to the north and south of Alba in the DOCG zones of Barbaresco and Barolo.

Langhe Nebbiolo is effectively the ‘second wine’ of Piedmont’s great Barolo & Barbarescos. This DOC is the only way Langhe producers can declassify their Barolo or Barbaresco fruit or wines to make an early-drinking style. Unlike Nebbiolo d’Alba, Langhe Nebbiolo can be cut with 15% other red indigenous varieties, such as Barbera or Dolcetto.

Nebbiolo flowers early and ripens late, so a long hang time, producing high levels of sugar, acidity and tannins; the challenge being to harvest the fruit with these three elements ripe and in balance. The best Barolos and Barbarescos are perfumed with aromas of tar, rose, mint, chocolate, liquorice and truffles. They age brilliantly and the very best need ten years to show at their best.

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