Giorgio Pelissero

Piani Barbera d'Alba

8.9158 ratings
8.919 pro ratings
Alba, Cuneo, Piedmont, Italy
Barbera
Duck, Goose, Game, Chili & Hot Spicy, Turkey, Mushrooms, Chicken, Tomato-Based, Pork, Venison, Potato, Pasta, Baking Spices, Beans & Peas, Pungent Cheese, Hard Cheese, White Rice, Exotic Spices, Soft Cheese, Herbs, Veal, Salami & Prosciutto, Onion, Shallot, Garlic
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9.0

The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Piani is powerful but also nuanced, with a good sense of transparency that gives the flavors definition and cut. Dark red cherry, lavender, spice and rose petal add brightness to this potent, richly constituted Barbera from Giorgio Pelissero. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

The 2016 Barbera d'Alba Piani is powerful but also nuanced, with a good sense of transparency that gives the flavors definition and cut. Dark red cherry, lavender, spice and rose petal add brightness to this potent, richly constituted Barbera from Giorgio Pelissero. (Antonio Galloni, Vinous, March 2020)

Mar 25th, 2020
Andrew Lohse

Black fruit. Nice richness and structure with a strong pulse of acidity.

Black fruit. Nice richness and structure with a strong pulse of acidity.

Dec 4th, 2019
Victor Charcan

A very complex nose, with plenty of scrub herbs, red fruit and hints of coffee. Medium bodied, tannins well handled, good acidity and tipicity

A very complex nose, with plenty of scrub herbs, red fruit and hints of coffee. Medium bodied, tannins well handled, good acidity and tipicity

Jul 26th, 2018
Michael Cerasoli

An earthy, fruity nose. Berry taste followed by a rough, tannic chalky finish. Needs about an hour to open then the finish changes to less chalky and more complex fruit. You can really taste the old world, earthy grape. A great wine for the price. Would like to try different vintages.

An earthy, fruity nose. Berry taste followed by a rough, tannic chalky finish. Needs about an hour to open then the finish changes to less chalky and more complex fruit. You can really taste the old world, earthy grape. A great wine for the price. Would like to try different vintages.

1 person found it helpfulSep 13th, 2014
Beau Carson

Big and pretty. I generally like leaner Barberas, but this was quite delicious.

Big and pretty. I generally like leaner Barberas, but this was quite delicious.

Jul 9th, 2017
Zachery Groseclose

Old World Specialist B-21 Wines

9.2

Rich dark fruits with a touch of barrique aging. Needs food to tame. Not my favorite style but good nonetheless

Rich dark fruits with a touch of barrique aging. Needs food to tame. Not my favorite style but good nonetheless

Oct 3rd, 2016
Amy Huson

Super smooth, easy to drink, more interesting than Merlot!

Super smooth, easy to drink, more interesting than Merlot!

Mar 23rd, 2016
Jörgen Lindström Carlvik

Owner, Brix Wine Consultants

8.3

Nice and well balanced with sweet and ripe Barbera fruit jumping from the glass. On the palate it does lack multiple elements of greatness, but it's honest and straightforward delivering pure fruit and juicy acidity.

Nice and well balanced with sweet and ripe Barbera fruit jumping from the glass. On the palate it does lack multiple elements of greatness, but it's honest and straightforward delivering pure fruit and juicy acidity.

Dec 14th, 2015
Colin Heinrich

Sales & Marketing B Wise Vineyards

9.0

Solid, pleasing, everything you need from a Barbera plus a little extra

Solid, pleasing, everything you need from a Barbera plus a little extra

Nov 6th, 2015
Veronica Castro

Piedmont blind tasting.: young, purple, black, smells like Amarone and raisins. Black fruit. No one took this for Piedmonte.

Piedmont blind tasting.: young, purple, black, smells like Amarone and raisins. Black fruit. No one took this for Piedmonte.

Nov 17th, 2014