2010 Vanotu Barbaresco
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.
Liquor Style: Dry Red
Aromas: It expresses fruity notes of raspberry and cherry matched and well harmonized with persuasive woody notes of vanilla. The aromatic framework besides the typical notes of rose is completed by of sage, mint, thyme, chamomile that has been constant over the years: a real trademark for this soil.
Palate: In the mouth, it is velvety ample and fills up with sweet and lasting tannins. The great polyphenolic structure of Nebbiolo and the right acid tannic balance of this wine are synonyms of long lasting wine.
Bottle Closure: Cork
Alcohol Percentage: 14.0%
Standard Drinks: 8.0
Suggested Cellaring: 12 Years
Vinification: Aged for 20/22 months in barriques (80% of them are new) and then 9 months in bottles. We aim at creating concentration, fruit, soft tannic complexity.
Country of Origin: Italy
Region of Origin: Piemonte
>> "A beautifully, centered, polished wine the 2010 Barbaresco Vanotu impresses for its striking inner perfume and exceptional balance. In 2010, the Vanotu is impeccable and harmonious from the very first taste. Leather, licorice, mint and sweet spices resonate on the textured, inviting finish. The 2010 is unusually voluptuous for the year. Readers should give the 2010 another few years for the French oak to integrate. Giorgio Pelissero's wines have a way of coming together in bottle. I expect that will be the case here as well."
-95 Points, Antonio Galloni (Vinous)-
>> "The 2010 Barbaresco Vanotu is an extremely persuasive expression of Nebbiolo that opens to a dark, brooding color, thick concentration and an attractive dark garnet hue. The personality here is overtly savory and masculine with layers of cured meat and leather that support a wider offering of pressed cherries and tar. The generosity is outstanding. The only element out of place is the tannin that is spectacularly young at this point. This wine won’t show its best side for years more to come. Anticipated maturity: 2018-2035."
-94 Points, The Wine Advocate-