Pelissero Barbaresco Vanotu 2008

Nebbiolo from Piedmont, Italy

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Item No. 118568
  • ST94
  • RP93
  • WS90
Style: Big & Bold

Wine Style Guide

Light & Fruity

Red wines that are more fruit-forward and lighter in tannin and body.

Smooth & Supple

Medium bodied reds that go down easy, with smooth tannins and supple fruit.

Earthy & Spicy

Wines where earthy and/or spicy dominate the flavors – typically medium to full body.

Big & Bold

Full bodied wines that have concentrated fruit and are higher in alcohol and/or tannins. Some need age.

Alcohol By Volume: 14.0%

Alcohol By Volume Guide

  • 10%
  • 16+%
Most wine ranges from 10-16% alcohol by volume. Some varietals tend to have higher (for example Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon) or lower alcohol levels (Pinot Noir and many white varietals), but there is always some variation from producer to producer. Some wine falls outside of this range, for instance Port weighs in closer to 20%, while Muscat and Riesling are usually a bit below 10%.
Ratings Pedigree:

Winemaker's Notes

Intense ruby color, with fruity notes of raspberry and cherry matched and well harmonized with persuasive woody notes of vanilla. Also, typical notes of rose completes with notes of sage, mint, thyme, camomile remain constant over the years: a real trademark for this soil. 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/tannin balance of this wine are typical of long lasting wine.

Critical Acclaim

"Good bright, deep red. Pungent calcaire-driven aromas of currant, sage, camomile, bitter chocolate, licorice, rosemary and pure rose. Dense and sweet but not at all heavy, showing lovely lift and grip to the suave flavors of currant, spices and graphite minerality. This mounts slowly and builds on the sweetly tannic finish, leaving the mouth perfumed. Done entirely in new barriques but I never would have guessed it. A beauty."
94 Points

"The 2008 Barbaresco Vanotu is a rich seamless wine layered with dark fruit, mocha, espresso, spices and French oak. Sweet balsamic notes develop in the glass, adding further nuance and dimension on the powerful, resonant finish. This is a beautifully opulent yet mid-weight Barbaresco from Giorgio Pelissero."
93 Points

"Deeply colored and polished, this is a fruity style revolving around a core of black cherry, with subtle spice and savory accents. The fine tannins are well-coated, and the finish is long."
90 Points

Learn About Pelissero Map ItMap It

Azienda Agricola Pelissero is a family-run vine-growing estate located in the district of Treiso, in the heart of the Barbaresco zone. Many gradual changes have been performed by the successive generations of the Pelissero family, who transformed their business from grape growing and selling begun by Giovanni Pelissero, into winemaking of all their estate-grown grapes. The first...

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Learn About Piedmont

(PEED-mont) Piedmont is located in the Northwest area of Italy, hugging the Mediterranean coast. The regional capital, Turin, is situated smack in the middle of the province. Being close to the alps, the area enjoys a high altitude, with the best vineyards benefiting from the hills and elevation. Known for its famous sub-districts, Piedmont delivers some of the most...

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Learn About Nebbiolo

Nebbiolo(neh-bee-OH-low) The King of Piedmont Nebbiolo is the key grape in the wines of Barolo and Barbaresco. It is not the most planted variety, but it does make the most distinctive and age-worthy wines. Native to Piedmont, Nebbiolo is a bit of a soil snob - it's finicky about where it grows and has long been the honored red grape of Northern Italy...

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