2015 Vietti Nebbiolo Perbacco

Year: 2015
Appellation: Langhe, Piedmont
Country: Italy
Wine Spectator: 92
Red Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 13.5%
Price :
$22.95
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100% Nebbiolo

"White pepper, cherry, tea, juniper and tobacco flavors dissolve into a swath of tannins that leave a grip on the finish. Though elegant, this feels more like a Barolo in profile and structure. Best from 2020 through 2030. 3,500 cases made. -BS " (WS)

Winery Notes:
Winemaking:
This is a wonderful vintage for Perbacco and the same is for the Barolo. The Perbacco is made from parcels all planted in the Barolo region. The average age of the vines is 35 years and the plants per hectare are 4.500. All vineyards are vinified and aged separately until the moment we select the casks/Crus/Vineyards used then for our Barolo Castiglione. 18-28 days of alcoholic fermentation between 28°-35°(82-95°F). It follows the malolactic in stainless steel tank and/or barrique.

Aging:
Total period of ageing is 2 years: 4 months in barriques, period in which the natural malolactic fermentation develops, and 20 months in big casks. Couple of months in stainless steel tanks before the bottling.

The work in the vineyards, the yield/hectare, the vinification system and the aging period for the Perbacco are the same as for our Barolo Castiglione; Perbacco is practically a selection in the 3rd year of aging of the wines/vineyards that show an elegance and a readiness to be drunk without a longer time of ageing as happens for our Barolo Castiglione

Description:
Offers up generous fruit along with menthol, spices and hard candy, showing notable intensity while retaining an essentially mid-weight style. Strong, intense and powerful when young, complex and elegant with the ageing.

Food Pairings:
Hearty stew, wild game, roasted red meats and sharp, aged cheeses