2018 Pasquale Pelissero Crose Rosato

$18

Geranium pink in color with aromas of bright raspberry and wild strawberry. A truly fresh, complex and food-friendly Nebbiolo rosato from Barberresco. Separation of the must from the skins after 24 hours to obtain the classic color of “light salmon.” The Pelissero family firmly believes that great wine can only be made in the vineyard. They invest a large amount of time tending to every vine by hand and only make wine from their own vineyards.

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Nebbiolo

Italy’s best kept treasure. Nebbiolo produces some of the greatest wines in the world, but is hardly planted outside of its home country. Famous to Italy’s Piedmont region, look for these twin stars that are 100% Nebbiolo: Barolo and Barbaresco. This renowned grape produces glorious red wine containing complex flavors with high acid and tannin, allowing these babies (in the right hands) to age for years to come. Grab yourself a bottle, or three, and see for yourself what these wines can do!

Pasquale Pelissero is a tiny, family-owned winery started in a garage by “Papa” Pasquale, one of the first producers in Neive to bottle and sell his own wines. While a conservative wine producer, Pasquale was always open to new winemaking and cellar management techniques. The vineyards are truly a treasure and are often visited by other producers from the area. The cellar sits close to the top of the Bricco San Giuliano hill, completely surrounded by Pelissero vineyards. Since the death of Pasquale in 2007, daughter Ornella has carried on the family tradition, doing everything on her own in the vineyards and cellar, her sole innovation being the acquisition of a temperature-controlled fermentation tank. Their Bricco San Giuliano Barbaresco comes from an 8-hectare parcel at about 400 meters above seal level and is aged exclusively in large bottle, whereas the Dolcetto, with its plum fruit and intriguing hints of flint and smoke, is aged in stainless steel. One of the most historical and beautiful places in Neive, the winery’s annual production is only around 15,000 bottles. The estate is a member of a newly formed consortium of Langhe producers called “Biotipicità,” founded by producers who all adhere to the “lotta integrata,” an Italian regulation governing sustainable farming methods.

 

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