Pecchenino

San Giuseppe Barolo DOCG

San Giuseppe Barolo DOCG
Italy

Red Wine100% Nebbiolo
  • Tasting Notes
  • ColorRuby red with orange reflections
  • NoseThe bouquet on the nose is intense and complex with notes of ripe currants and raspberries accented by hints of truffle and violet.
  • FlavorThe flavor is elegant and balanced with a good body. Soft tannins and a long fruity finish

Piedmont At a Glance

Region Name Piedmont

Piemonte is considered by many the top wine region of Italy, being the land of Barolo and Barbaresco, even though these mega-popular wines only account for 3% of the region’s wine production.

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2016 James Suckling 95 Aug 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Vinous Media 94 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Spectator 93 Apr 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Wine Advocate 92 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine and Spirits 93 Dec 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 James Suckling 93 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Advocate 92 Jun 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Enthusiast 90 Dec 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Spectator 93 Feb 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine and Spirits 90 Dec 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2011 Wine Advocate 88 Apr 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 95 Vintage 2016 James Suckling Ripe and rich Barolo with dried-berry and chocolate aromas and flavors and hints of hazelnuts. It’s full-bodied with rich, ripe tannins and a flavorful finish. Give it two or three years to soften. Better after 2022. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media The 2016 Barolo San Giuseppe is a very pretty, ethereal wine. Sweet red berry fruit, flowers, mint, cinnamon and pine give the 2016 a striking upper register. Bright and translucent in the glass, with lovely depth, the 2016 is classic in bearing but also has enough fruit and mid-palate pliancy to avoid being overly austere for a young Barolo. The San Giuseppe saw 20 days on the skins and spent two years in 25hL casks followed by a year in cement. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2016 Wine Spectator Plenty of tannic clout signals this cherry and currant-flavored Barolo. Its solid structure supports the fruit and secondary notes of eucalyptus, juniper, mown hay and stone. Though slim, it persists, and there is plenty to like despite the stiff tannins. Best from 2023 through 2043. 650 cases made, 250 cases imported Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2016 Wine Advocate This is a proprietary blend of Nebbiolo made by Pecchenino. The 2016 Barolo San Giuseppe is a blend of fruit from three crus. It breaks down as 35% from Le Coste di Monforte, 15% from Bussia and 50% from Ravera in Monforte. There is a sultry theme here (like we saw in the Barolo Bussia) with dark fruit, pressed blackberry, black licorice and spice. This winery tends to experiment with long skin maceration times at warm temperatures. These techniques result in the density and sheer fruit weight you get here. Production is 7,800 bottles. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2015 Wine and Spirits Blended from three Monforte d’Alba crus (Le Coste, Ravera and Bussia), this is a bold, spicy Barolo. Notes of tobacco, tomato leaf and green peppercorn weave through the wine’s ripe black-cherry flavor, while grippy tannins and graphite notes give the wine a firm, vertical structure. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2015 James Suckling Strong notes of fresh herbs, leaves and red flowers with bright strawberries and wild raspberries. The palate has a smoothly succulent and juicy feel with a bright, brisk and assertive core of juicy red-fruit flavor. Drink or hold. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 92 Vintage 2015 Wine Advocate 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 the 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. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2015 Wine Enthusiast This has an initially shy nose that eventually reveals rose, toasted hazelnut, new leather, camphor and a hint of tobacco. The palate is youthfully assertive, offering dried cherry, blood orange, espresso and a hint of rusty iron set against tight, grainy tannins that leave a rather dusty, drying finish. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2014 Wine Spectator Distinctive iron and graphite aromas lead off, followed by cherry, tar and licorice notes. Dense, dusty tannins line the finish, with underbrush and tobacco accents. Best from 2023 through 2042. 466 cases made. –BS Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 90 Vintage 2014 Wine and Spirits This is red-fruited and brisk, infused with nervous acidity. Notes of menthol, apple skin and dried florals add dimension to the wine, but the tannins are still rigid and will benefit from a few years of cellaring. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 88 Vintage 2011 Wine Advocate The 2011 Barolo San Giuseppe exhibits a nice garnet appearance, but the exceptionally ripe fruit offers jammy and strawberry notes. With thin lines and little complexity, it doesn't reach the bar for long-aging Barolo. Shelf Talker Full Page Review