Barbaresco DOCG Tulin 2013 - Pelissero


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Tulin is the name with which since 2001 Pelissero decided to identify, the previous Barbaresco hitherto nameless. It has the name of the vineyard of origin of the grapes, in order to give it an identity valued by property whose microclimate and exposure are an arrangement of undoubted quality. Austerity typical of Nebbiolo.


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Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Type Red Wine
Grape nebbiolo
Designation Barbaresco DOCG
Alcohol Content 14,5% vol.
Formats Bottle of 750 ml.
Tasting Color - beautiful ruby Scent - fruity and mineral Taste - the austerity typical of Nebbiolo, smoothness and flavor the right tannins make the mouth a velvety and enveloping frame.
Food matches Roasted Beef, Game, Stewed Meat, Poultry, Aged Cheese, Pasta or Rice with Meat, Great Events
Service temperature 16° – 18° C.
Suggested glass Tulip glass very large
Awards Decanter Bronze Medal
Scores James Suckling 92/100
Vintage 2013

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Tulin is the name with which since 2001 Pelissero decided to identify, since 2001 vintage, the Barbaresco Annata. After seven years, sustained by the appreciations of public and critics, we have decided to name this wine after the vineyard where the grapes for this wine come from, whose climate, composition of the soil and exposure are of great value. 
In local dialect Tulin indicates a small circular metal vessel as commonly used in churches for retention of the melted wax from the candles or distribution of food to the cattle in the stables. A melting pot of spirituality and handicraft, the soul and hands of Vinegrowers. Tulin is pronounced with the accent on the i.

Our will to lead into bottle the grapes characteristics conditions all the operations of transformation and ageing. This wine is produced with modern techniques and tools, but still in traditional way trying to harmonize the austerity of this great vine with the new conceptions of persuasiveness and pleasantness linked to international tastes. Maceration in contact with the skins for about 15 days in steel casks in controlled temperature and, after a period of natural decantation always in steel, the wine passes into wood where it rests for 18/20 months. Then the part, about 50%, aged in oak casks of 50 hl is blended with the other part aged in barrique. This allows us to avoid that an excessive presence of wood further dries this wine. Still 9 months in bottles and finally released for sale.

Site: Cascina Tolino in the villages of Treiso and Neviglie

Variety: Nebbiolo 100% 

Exposure: south, south-east

Altitude: 250-350 m

Year of planting: 1950 / 2001 

Breeding form: gujot 

Density of plants per hectare: 4000 for the part planted in 1950 and 5000 for the part planted in 2001

First and unique year of production: 1994 with the name "Annata" and since 2001 with the name "Tulin".


The Cascina Tolino (Tulin in Piemontese dialect) has been acquired by our company in two phases: the first portion in 1999 and the second one in 2004. The name Tulin is probably tied to the individual who lived formerly on this land. The word Tulin indeed means small tin container in Piemontese dialect and the "tulè" was the tinsmith.

The vineyard is a plot of land of 12 hectares totally planted with Nebbiolo (in the sub zone denominated San Stefanetto), Barbera and a small part with Dolcetto. The vineyard is a whole, almost an entire hill, with elevation from 250 to 400 meters above sea level. Within it, one can find three old farm houses and it appears like a natural amphitheatre with exposure south/south-east. Geologically two different periods can be attributed to our territory, which is characterized by hills with different slopes. The steeper ones like this one have generally a harder and more compact soil, with a very thin superficial layer subject to erosion. These characteristics translate into wines which are very austere, rich in tannins, structure and mineral aromas, which are considered classic requirements for the production of Nebbiolo. Geographically, the property is shared by two townships; the south-east portion is located in the town of Neviglie, while the southern portion is located in the town of Treiso. The borders are not visible, except with topography instruments, and the pedo climatic characteristics are similar, but legally only the Nebbiolo located in Treiso can become Barbaresco; for this reason, the Nebbiolo planted in Neviglie is utilized to produce our Langhe doc Long Now. This limitation derives from the short sight of past administrators, who, probably, in hindsight, would realize their enormous error. In fact, already by the end of 1800, one of the most important manuscripts on the history of our wine denominations (recently reprinted by the Knights of the Truffle and Wines of Alba) had already discussed this subject. 

In the "Monograph of the Viticulture and Enology in the Province of Cuneo" Lorenzo Fantini writes, verbatim: "…the only thing therefore that legitimizes the distinction of the zone is the excellence and the deliciousness of the product. The product is bound by the mere territory of Barbaresco, but leaves out a small segment towards the south and one small portion of the adjacent township of Neviglie. It has the shape of a spindle, the ends of which are almost in the direction of the poles…"

Clearly in those times there was no reference to the township of Treiso, since until 1957 it was a hamlet of the township of Barbaresco. History then also contributes to underline the strong attitude to vine growing on this beautiful hill.


Our family has always been dedicated to agriculture with a Langa and peasant DNA. We are in Treiso, a township that became independent from Barbaresco in 1957, and which is in the heart of the production zone of one of the top three Italian DOCG, King Nebbiolo. It is the grape varietal that more than any other has defined and will continue to define the history of our hills and of the national and international wine making. We are the heirs of this land and of this vine.

The spirit of continuous research in the vineyard, and afterwards in the cellar, plus passion, commitment and innovative dynamism are the firm bases that we combine with the pride of having reached the third generation of viticulturists. Our philosophy has not changed, however: we focus only on original varietals that are typical of our land, particularly Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto, which make up about 85% of our production. All the grapes that we use come from the 38 hectares that we own. We are able, with the help of knowledgeable colleagues, to directly supervise the entire production cycle, from pruning to marketing of 250,000 bottles every year.


Following a road while changing directions, repeating rites while renewing gestures, reinvesting energy while maturing experiences, gathering techniques while sowing evolution. There are new generations, new productive languages and new languages in the Langhe region. English, Macedonian, Japanese, Norwegian, German, Maghrebian: voices and faces from the world that animate the Langhe trails, the vineyards and the cellars together with the people that have been in this land forever, devoting to understand it and loving its generosity as well as its harshness.

A duchess in Alba, a count in Grinzane, nobles, marquises and lots of farmers, wine and land ambassadors. Noblemen and commoners of the beloved wine which preserves the art of waiting vintners are experts in among its scents. The choice of the territory, the evaluation of the exposure and the selection of the varietals are however, the very essentials of the wine creation process. Years that pass while observing Nature, planning, caring and learning that no project, care or observation can grasp the essence and the magic. The hands of the vintner are great but the wine vitality is still greater.

Vintage, vinification and aging plus soft presses, stainless steel vats, temperature controlled installations and French oak casks. Glass is the material that, in the shape of a bottle or goblet, contains a message that, with the help of Portughese cork, arrives intact in every country to say "Langhe": a thin but intense connecting line that travels along thousands of miles and links years of work to the passion of many. There is a land that moves towards the market and worldly vintners who after months in the fields take to fly though tied to their roots.

We are that land. If you would like to meet us, come visit our winery but if you want to know more about us just rely on one of our 250,000 bottles: Barbaresco Vanotu, Barbaresco Tulin, Barbaresco Nubiola, Dolcetto (Munfrina and Augenta), Barbera (Piani and Tulin), Nebbiolo, Long Now, Freisa, Favorita and Moscato will tell you about the physical and chemical characteristics of the 38 hectares we grow vine in at a short distance from Alba, in the districts of Treiso, Neive, Barbaresco and Neviglie. They will also speak about the personality of the three main varietals we have been growing for two generations: Nebbiolo, Barbera and Dolcetto. They will speak pure Piedmontese, with reminiscences from The Balkans, Norway, North Africa, Japan…


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Barbaresco DOCG Tulin 2013 - Pelissero

Barbaresco DOCG Tulin 2013 - Pelissero

Tulin is the name with which since 2001 Pelissero decided to identify, the previous Barbaresco hitherto nameless. It has the name of the vineyard of origin of the grapes, in order to give it an identity valued by property whose microclimate and exposure are an arrangement of undoubted quality. Austerity typical of Nebbiolo.


Technical sheet