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"The fruit for the San Giuseppe line from Pecchenino comes exclusively from the vineyards of Le Coste, in the village of Barolo. The 2015 Barolo San Giuseppe opens to a generous and accessible style with solid varietal purity. This cru shows soft contours at the edges that work toward general accessibility of the wine but don't take away from the sharpness and focus of the bouquet. Pair it with the famous "plin" ravioli of Piedmont, filled with beef or pork."~ML
"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."
"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; persistent sweet tannins. Pairs well with red meats, braises and medium to long-aged cheese made with cow or sheep's milk. 6,400 bottles produced."~Winery Notes
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The Pecchenino family has worked in viticultural for over four generations and made the leap from small wine production to a winery of international recognition under the brothers Orlando and Attilio Pecchenino. Today, Pecchenino consists of 54 acres in Dogliani and an additional seven acres in Monforte. Focused on the production of high-quality Dolcetto, Nebbiolo and a few other select varietals, Pecchenino's vines are painstakingly cared for by hand. In addition to its consistent high quality, Pecchenino distinguishes itself by being the only winery to produce Dolcetto aged in oak, resulting in Dolcetto wines with an aging potential of over 10 years.