Pelissero is a family-run wine-growing estate located in the district of Treiso, in the heart of the zone of production of Barbaresco, Piedmont. The first bottles dated back to 1960 and were produced by Luigi Pelissero, whose work was followed by his son, Oenologist Giorgio. Giorgio is a one man-show sharing his busy schedule between the vineyards and cellar while in the meantime acting as the export/wine ambassador for 60 countries! Pelissero has a meticulous, dynamic and organic viticulture / winemaking approach. The estate spreads over 40 hectares in Treiso, Barbaresco, Neive, Neviglie and Alba. Annual production is about 250,000 bottles.
50% barbera / 50% nebbiolo grown in Cascina Tolino site (Treiso/Neviglie). Steep south east to east facing vineyards at an elevation of 300 to 350m. The soil is of medium mixture with a rich component of mineral microelements as magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorus and potassium. The name ‘’Long Now’’ recalls the long living concept and it is the name given by outstanding Californian leading scientists from the Long Now Foundation (longnow.org) who referred to the special clock designed on the label which is currently exhibited at the Science Museum in London. Hand harvested. Vinified separately with indigenous yeasts. Aged in new French oak barrels for 15 to 18 months.
The 2015 Long Now is a real stunner. A wine of pure breadth and power, the 2015 shows Long Now at its very best, with the pedigree and textural intensity of the Barbera really driving the wine. Ample and beautifully resonant on the palate, the 2015 has so much to offer.