Wine expert rating:
Cherry and red berry fruit, violets, very finely structured and piquant, fresh acidity, long arc, fine tannins, wonderful mineral veins, appealing depth and complexity, great tension and length.
Rating 18/20 Drink until 2042
The Pernanno location is one of the best crus in the Barolo municipality of Castiglione Falletto . The Monchiero family owns two hectares of vines on this vineyard with a good exposure and Nebbiolo vines that are fifty years old. The exceptional 2016 vintage is a top-class Barolo Pernanno Riserva and a homage to the important Nebbiolo grape variety, which has been cultivated by the Monchiero family since the middle of the last century.
"Pernanno is the result of our awareness of the richness that flows naturally into the life and products of the earth," says Vittorio Monchiero. "The experience gained over many years has guided us in the selection of the grapes from the vineyards of this hill, so that we can bring to the glass a wine with great structure, which is expressed in an excellent bouquet and a long shelf life."
After hand-picking in October, the carefully selected grapes are fermented in special stainless steel fermentation tanks. The subsequent maturation takes place in large oak barrels and lasts 52 months. After all, the Barolo is stored in the bottle for a few more months before it goes on sale.
The result is a great Barolo with a long shelf life. Dried herbal to tobacco scents with berry and floral notes dominate the nose. Floral and mushroomy nuances, pleasant freshness and present tannins impress on the palate. The long aftertaste is beautifully spicy and floral. This Barolo goes well with game, red meat, roasts and mature cheeses.
Our drinking recommendation: mid-2022-2038