Pecchenino - Piedmont, Italy
February 26, 2015


The 2010 vintage in Italy was amazing. We've enjoyed the Sangiovese from Tuscany and the northern whites but now it's time to experience the noblest wine of Piedmont - Barolo.

The Pecchenino estate dates back to the 18th century and has always been a family-run operation, with the holdings handed down from father to son for over four generations. They made the leap from small wine production to a winery of international recognition under the brothers and current proprietors, Orlando and Attilio. 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.

"2010 Barolo: Flying High Again." Antonio Galloni

"This is a fabulous set of wines from the Pecchenino brothers…Orlando and Attilio Pecchenino run this small property in Dogliani, where they make some of the
most powerful, intense wines that readers are likely to come across." eRobertParker

2010 Pecchenino Barolo 'San Giuseppe' $54.99/bottle
95 Points - Antonio Galloni "Savory herbs, dried rose petals, tobacco, wild flowers, mint, spices and dark red stone fruits lift from the glass as Pecchenino 2010 Barolo San Giuseppe shows off
its beguiling personality. Deceptively medium in body, this classically austere, tannic Barolo possesses striking nuance, chiseled fruit and exceptional overall balance."

2010 Pecchenino Barolo 'Le Coste' $68.99/bottle
96 Points - Antonio Galloni "Another dazzling wine, the 2010 Barolo Le Coste races across the palate with bright red cherry, plum, spice, hard candy, mint and rose petal overtones. The Le Coste is a bit more primary, perfumed, sweet and pliant - especially through the mid-palate - than the San Giuseppe. Sinewy, powerful and tannic, the Le Coste is what traditionally made Barolo is all about."

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