Barbaresco DOCG Vanotu 2013 - Pelissero

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Barbaresco Vanotu of Pelissero born in Cascina Vanotu located on the crossing of the three municipalities in the area of Barbaresco Treiso, Barbaresco and Neive. Thanks to the special microclimate and the arrangement enjoyed by this terrain you manage to get even in small vintages of great character and a great personality. Suitable for long aging.

   

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Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Type Red Wine
Grape nebbiolo
Designation Barbaresco DOCG
Alcohol Content 14% vol.
Formats Bottle of 750 ml.
Tasting Colore - intenso bel rosso rubino Profumo - note fruttate di lampone e ciliegia, vaniglia, salvia, menta, timo, camomilla Gusto - vellutato ampio ed avvolgente con tannini dolci e persistenti, grande struttura sinonimo di lungo invecchiamento.
Food matches Roasted Beef, Game, Stewed Meat, Aged Cheese
Service temperature 16° – 18° C.
Suggested glass Tulip glass very large
Awards Bibenda 5 Bunches, Vitae 4 Vines
Scores James Suckling 92/100
Vintage 2013

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THE WINE

Vanotu is the diminutive in Piedmontese dialect of Giovanni, Giorgio's grandfather and previous owner of this vineyard. Therefore it is a part of our winery to which we are very fond of. Thanks to the particular climate and exposure of this vineyard we can obtain even in poor vintages great character and personality wines. 

Technical notes: produced through modern and innovative methods (controlled temperatures, mechanical automatic timed and planned punching) trying to lead into the bottle the maximum exaltation of the varietal characteristics of Nebbiolo grapes. Aged for 20/22 months in barriques (80% of them are new) then 9 months in bottles we aim at creating concentration, fruit, soft tannic complexity. Our will is to make an innovative wine trying to maintain and exalt the great qualities of Nebbiolo. The first bottled vintage was in 1960.

Site: the Cascina Vanotu extends over three Barbaresco districts: Treiso, Barbaresco (where we also own a small colonic house) and Neive.

Variety: Nebbiolo 100% 

Exposure: south

Altitude: about 350 m

Year of planting: 1964 

Breeding form: gujot 

Density of plants per hectare: 4000 

First and unique year of production: 1960 

Soil: of medium texture with a rich calcareous component suitable for producing very aromatic and varietal wines.

VANOTU FARM

Vanotu is the most prestigious among our vineyards, the one that gifted us with the first bottles in 1960. It is a tract of land located at between 300 and 350 meters in elevation, completely exposed to the south and located in the natural end of one of the most beautiful hills in the Barbaresco zone. Geographically it is located on the border of the three towns of the Barbaresco production zone. 

The highest portion is in the township of Barbaresco, in the sub-zone called Tre Stelle and it was the first to be replanted by Luigi Pelissero in 1964. It included an old farm house currently being restructured to create a small accommodation facility. Below this portion, downhill from the provincial road, there is the portion of the vineyard belonging to the township of Treiso, in the sub-zone denominated Marcarini. Following the vineyard towards the east, one enters at its end the portion of the township of Neive, the smallest of the three, in the sub-zone denominated Basarin. It is the natural intersection of three towns, three throbbing hearts for the entire economy of this splendid area.

The microclimate is windy with few problems of mildew thanks in higher location on the hill, as this guarantees a normal seasonal development even during not very favorable years. The soil, particularly rich limestone, produces wines that are soft, elegant, and persuasive and loaded with character, always very expressive each year through the notes of sage, mint, rose, camomille, thyme and a multitude of aromatic herbs which only a few areas of Langa are able to express.

THE COMPANY

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.

THE MISSION

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 Vanotu 2013 - Pelissero

Barbaresco DOCG Vanotu 2013 - Pelissero

Barbaresco Vanotu of Pelissero born in Cascina Vanotu located on the crossing of the three municipalities in the area of Barbaresco Treiso, Barbaresco and Neive. Thanks to the special microclimate and the arrangement enjoyed by this terrain you manage to get even in small vintages of great character and a great personality. Suitable for long aging.

   

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