Pelissero - Barbaresco Nubiola
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.
100% nebbiolo. The grapes come from six small lots with various exposures scattered over the three villages of Treiso, Barbaresco and Neive.
Giorgio Pelissero's 2017 Barbaresco Nubiola is bold, rich and inviting. Hints of cedar, tobacco, dried flowers and spice give the Nubiola lovely aromatic complexity to match its mid-weight personality. The Nubiola can be a bit austere in the early going, but the 2017 will drink nicely right out of the gate. There is good depth and plenty of substance here.