Pertinace Barbaresco DOCG Vigneto Marcarini 2003
Deep ruby red. Intense aromas of candied fruits, chocolate, and coffee. Velvety with a long, smooth finish and rich tannins. Marries well with grilled and roasted meats and aged cheeses.
100% Nebbiolo. Founded in 1973 by Mario Barbero, Pertinace is named after the Roman Emperor Publio Elvio Pertinace who was born in the hillsides of Barbaresco. The winery, a cooperative, was formed by twelve farmers who over the years had become good friends. Among them they owned some of the choicest vineyard lands in the region and supplied grapes to some of Italy's top winemakers. Over time, they developed a shared passion for producing the best wines from their own vineyards, which led to the decision to create a winery of their own. Thus Pertinace was born. It was with this passion and dedication that the cooperative members jointly invested in the development of their vinification plant, bottling line, and aging facilities.