93 Points, Wine Spectator:
"Graphite, eucalyptus and spice aromas lead off, while sweet, jammy cherry and berry flavors abound, with accents of tea and iron. Firms up on the long finish. This needs some time. Best from 2019 through 2033. 483 cases made"

93 Points, James Suckling:
"Very floral and ripe fruit aromas here follow through to a full body, firm and chewy tannins and an underlying dried acidity with a stone finish. Needs time to soften. A longtime favorite. Drink in 2017." -James Suckling

94-96 Invino Insider Points:

This translates into energized minerality on the palate that you expect from top-cru Baroli. Candied cherry, black plum and herbal notes are abound with an enthrancing perfume note of jasmine and rose petals.

There's elegance here, but there's also a ton of power beneath the charm that beckons some patience. Classically traditional in its delivery and the oak nuances are well spread out along the palate. Want to experience true Nebbiolo? Then this is it! - Neil Mechanic, Invino

WHY WE'RE DRINKING IT
  • VARIETAL
    Nebbiolo
  • APPELLATION
    Piedmont, Italy
  • ALCOHOL
    13.90%
  • SIZE
    750ml

I tasted this single-cru Nebbiolo with the West Coast Sales Manager last month and this resonated with me immediately. A textbook effort that deserves at least 2 years of cellar time before its true worth can be appreciated. 

"There's elegance here, but there's also a ton of power beneath the charm that beckons some patience. Classically traditional in its delivery and the oak nuances are well spread out along the palate. Want to experience true Nebbiolo? Then, this is it! "

Le Coste is a 4-acre site composed of calcareous (limestone) marl soils that produces extremely microscopic yields. This translates into energized minerality on the palate that you expect from top-cru Baroli. Candied cherry, black plum and herbal notes are abound with an enthrancing perfume note of jasmine and rose petals.

There's elegance here, but there's also a ton of power beneath the charm that beckons some patience. Classically traditional in its delivery and the oak nuances are well spread out along the palate. Want to experience true Nebbiolo?Then, this is it! This is still a baby, but I rated the effort 94-96 points!

Since 2004 this wine has received amazing press with noted reviewers giving the nod with 92 to 96 point press. Pecchenino other accolades include multiple Wine & Spirits Top 100 "Wineries of the Year" awards. I've supported the house for years during my tenure as a wine buyer/sommelier over 10+ years in the Bay Area. I can vouch for the quality and consistency of all of the estate's releases from Dolcetto to Nebbiolo. They are all truly Italiano!

TASTING NOTES 

93 Points, Wine Spectator

93 Points, Jame Suckling

94-96 Invino Insider Points

THE STORY TO KNOW

The Company was founded at the end of the nineteenth century, in an area where Dolcetto vineyards have been a typical feature for centuries, as is documented by a writing that dates back to 1432, which is kept in the communal archives.

The farm has always been family run, and the land has passed from father to son throughout its history. The first historical evidence of the farm is from the beginning of the twentieth century, when the farm was led by Attilio Pecchenino (the grandfather) and had little more than 8 hectares of land. In the 70s, the farm was given to Marino Pecchenino (Attilio's son), and in 1987 to Orlando and Attilio (Marino's two sons) who currently own it and manage it. At present, after having recently bought a new farm (Bricco Botti), the total land owned by Pecchenino is approx. 25 hectares, all in the area of Dogliani. 

PERFECT PAIRINGS

Pair with meat dishes that incorporate mushrooms. Leg of lamb, braised beef cheeks or even a herb crusted roasted whole chicken will do the trick.