Wine Advocate 89 points - The base 2010 Barbaresco shows an oddly green note of chopped herb or garden greens backed by concentrated black fruit and crushed granite. It shows bright intensity on the finish with cooling freshness. If you are looking for Nebbiolo typicity, you don’t really get it here although the wine is powerful and age-worthy nonetheless. Anticipated maturity: 2015-2020. (Jun 2013)
The signature Barbaresco of the hill of Treiso;
a particular favorite because it epitomizes the work and soul
of the men and women who contribute to our co-operative.
A blend of Nebbiolo grapes grown on each of the vineyards belonging to our members,
it becomes the Barbaresco "par excellence”, capable of conjuring up intense emotions.
The selected grapes are crushed immediately on their arrival in the winery.
The must then ferments on the skins at a controlled temperature for at least 15 days.
Following the malolactic fermentation, and a brief stay in stainless steel,
the wine begins its aging in casks made of Slavonian oak,
remaining in wood for over a year prior to bottling.
|Cantina Pertinace: a winegrowers’ cooperative which identifies with its territory, the region of Barbaresco, where tenacity, passion and work make the members the main protagonists of a business named after a great historical personality, Elvio Pertinace, who was born in Alba, in the hamlet in which the winery is located.
Founded in 1973 following a project by Mario Barbero, the Vignaioli winery had thirteen members in the region of Treiso. They all shared a tie with the Langa hills and the same desire a: to create a business able to process the grapes and put a new brand on the market, symbol of a land of great wines.
They bet on Nebbiolo for Barbaresco, in the late 70s they started to bottle their wine. Its development has never stopped, thanks to the sacrifices made by the members: the venues were enlarged in the 80s and equipped with state-of-the-art technologies; in 1990 a packaging area was added. The members have always been market-oriented, with great interest in foreign countries. The promotion of the Barbaresco region, the high quality of the wines and the identity of Cantina Pertinace were immediately appreciated. Over the years they have reached the world’s markets, consolidating their presence especially in the United States, in Denmark, Switzerland, Germany, Belgium, Poland, South Korea and Hong Kong.
At present the Winery produces 700.000 kg of grapes, totaling around 450 thousand bottles, with fifteen members who continue to work following the principles of the historical founders, who are still in the cooperative, in the name of Barbaresco.