2015 Giorgio Pelissero Barbaresco Tulin

Year: 2015
Appellation: Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 91
Vinous Media: 94
Wine Enthusiast: 87
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 15.0%
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"Powerful, boasting black cherry and plum fruit wrapped in toasty, vanilla-laden oak. Wild herb, tar and tobacco accents chime in as this unwinds on the long finish. A tad dry in the end. Best from 2022 through 2038. 1,300 cases made, 350 cases imported. -BS" (WS)

"The 2015 Barbaresco Tulin is dark, ample and inviting. Succulent dark cherry, plum, mocha, new leather and spice notes all flesh out effortlessly. This is an especially sensual, inviting Barbaresco from Giorgio Pelissero. I would give it a few years to come to its own, as all the Tulin signatures carry an extra bit of intensity and richness in 2015. Readers should expect a dense, potent style of Barbaresco." (VM)

"Toasted oak, espresso and dark cooking spice lead the nose. The taut palate delivers raspberry jam, clove, vanilla and coffee alongside astringent tannins that grip the finish. Drink after 2022. -Kerin O’Keefe" (WE)

Winery Notes:
Tulin is the new name, since 2001 vintage, of Barbaresco Annata. After seven years, sustained by the appreciations of public and critics, we have decided to name this wine after the vineyard where the grapes for this wine come from, whose climate, composition of the soil and exposure are of great value. In local dialect Tulin indicates a small circular metal vessel as commonly used in churches for retention of the melted wax from the candles or distribution of food to the cattle in the stables. A melting pot of spirituality and handicraft, the soul and hands of Vinegrowers. Tulin is pronounced with the accent on the i.

Technical notes:
Our will to lead into bottle the grapes characteristics conditions all the operations of transformation and ageing. This wine is produced with modern techniques and tools, but still in traditional way trying to harmonize the austerity of this great vine with the new conceptions of persuasiveness and pleasantness linked to international tastes. Maceration in contact with the skins for about 15 days in steel casks in controlled temperature and, after a period of natural decantation always in steel, the wine passes into wood where it rests for 18/20 months. Then the part, about 50%, aged in oak casks of 50 hl is blended with the other part aged in barrique. This allows us to avoid that an excessive presence of wood further dries this wine. Still 9 months in bottles and finally released for sale.

Tasting sheet:
A vivacious ruby colour. At smell it expresses ample and fruity perfumes of magnesium and iron linked to the minerality of soil with well evident varietal notes and a right contribution of wood. To mouth the features of austerity typical of Nebbiolo express completely and where persuasiveness, saltiness and the right tannin give to the mouth a velvety and wrapping frame.