2013 Pecchenino Barolo San Giuseppe

Year: 2013
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 93
Vinous Media: 94
James Suckling: 96
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
Price :
$39.95

$63.00+ LIST PRICE!!...IS THIS A DEAL OR WHAT??

JAMES SUCKLING TOP 100 ITALIAN WINES OF 2017: #48

"This evokes aromas of mint, menthol and cherry, picking up leather and tobacco flavors toward the finish. Firmly structured, yet long and athletic, this winds down with hints of coffee, iron and leather. Best from 2021 through 2038. 467 cases made. -BS " (WS)

"The 2013 Barolo San Giuseppe is a dark, brooding wine. Black cherry, hard candy, leather, herbs, smoke and licorice add to an impression of masculine power. Medium in body, with good depth and terrific balance, the San Giuseppe is another compelling wine from Pecchenino. The 2013 is a bit wild and exotic, but it has so much to say." (VM)

"The aromas to this are so beautiful with ripe strawberry, dried lemon and flowers. Full body, dense palate of lots of ripe fruit and a long and flavorful finish. A top wine for the vintage. Drink in 2021." (JS)

Winery Notes:
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 bottom half of the bunches in August, promoting better maturation in the remaining grapes. This painstaking process ensures that only the best Nebbiolo makes its way to the Pecchenino winery. The resulting wine is aged in large botti, allowing tannins to round out without masking this wine’s rich fruit bouquet.