James Suckling 92 points.
It is stuff like this that keeps us enthused about our work. A real revelation and a really big flip of the bird to the winesnobs.
April 2017....When the President of the Barolo Wine Producers Consortium (i.e. Orlando Pecchenino) invites you to lunch, it really is an offer you can't refuse. When he then proceeds to kick off festivities by pouring his experimental pinot noir, you start wondering where the journey is taking you. Pinot Noir from the Barolo region....really? We fell silent and expected the worst, only to be delighted by a unique but undoubtedly well made wine. His enthusiasm for the variety will no doubt make this the first of many vintages of Piedmont pinot noir. If it remains of such high quality we will be very happy to get our full allocation every year, albeit tiny.
Fast forward to April 2019 and we met up with Orlando Pecchenino at Vinitaly in Verona. We missed out on any 2015 pinot as it was basically all pre-sold to the local restaurants who had discovered this little gem. We tasted the 2016 and took our allocation immediately. It is a must-try for any serious pinophile.