*3R* 2015 Eugenio Bocchino "La Perucca" Nebbiolo d'Alba (Piedmont, Italy)

Weight: 3R

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Region: Alba, Piedmont, Italy

“La Perucca” is located close to Barbaresco in the Alba comune and is the first vineyard that Eugenio and Cinzia planted.  Bocchino astutely considers this wine to be on par with Alba’s great reds and treats it with similar appreciation in the cellar.  Depending on the vintage, it spends thirty months in large oak barrels and one to two years in bottle before release.  Look for a complex nose that blends citrus rind, chinotto, ripe cherries, herbs, and underbrush.  Its palate shows silky tannins, high-toned acidity, floral notes and goudron that conjure fine Barbaresco.  There’s no taste of oak here—just Nebbiolo at its best." - Gemma Iannoni