PELISSERO 'NUBIOLA' BARBARESCO
PIEDMONT, ITALY 2015
“There’s no shortage of outstanding winemakers in Barbaresco, but I just happen to like Pelissero: [...] confident but questioning; international in outlook, yet rooted in Treiso. And the wines are designed to give pleasure, and hardly ever disappoint” (Stephen Brook, Decanter). The Pelissero family has been cultivating vineyards in Treiso, in the heart of the Barbaresco DOCG appellation, for three generations, but they only started bottling estate grapes and selling wines under the Pelissero label in 1960. Today’s proprietor, Giorgio Pelissero, continues championing the family’s personal involvement in each step of the winemaking process and the proof, as they say, is in the pudding. The 2015 Barbaresco Nubiola is incredibly finessed with striking intensity of flavor: mint, rose petal, and sweet red cherry intermingle on the palate and lead into a persistent finish that will keep you taking sip after sip. Finding first-rate Barbaresco at a reasonable price can be a challenge, but we’re happy to report a victory today: with limited-time 27% Concierge discount, today’s estate Barbaresco comes in below $40 per bottle.
The 2015 vintage report from Consorzio di Tutela Barolo Barbaresco Alba Langhe Dogliani reports that “considering the great balance shown in the ripening data we can say without any shadow of doubt that all the conditions are in place for a truly great vintage: one to remember, like few others in history.” Pelissero has shown an impressive ability to craft good wines even when vintages have been difficult, but the 2015 showcases what can be accomplished with an excellent vintage. Pelissero produces three distinct Barbaresco wines: Vanotu, Tulin (formerly known as Annata), and Nubiola. The fruit for Nubiola is sourced from six tiny lots across the appellation and proved ideal in 2015. The wine is bold, elegant, and incredibly balanced and will likely drink well with minimal cellaring. With scores in the 90s and under $40 a bottle, this wine will undoubtedly impress recent Barbaresco converts and longtime collectors alike. The crisp days and cold nights are not far off—don’t miss the opportunity to stock up on the 2015 Pelissero Barbaresco Nubiola for those fireside nights on the horizon.
*Offer is NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with the items estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Winter 2019-2020. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in DE, IL, KY, LA, MN, MO, NC, NM, NY, TN or WI. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Thursday, October 10, 2019.