We went out looking for a bit more of this excellent Northern Italian red after tons of great customer feedback. This is a wine that punches above its weight class and is a great value bottle to have on hand when a bottle of wine at dinner is needed. 2015 is a fantastic vintage and is the driving force behind this bottle, don't miss it!
We tasted this blind with some other reds of the same caliber, and this was our winner. Giuseppe Negro is not a name we see here in the US ever, so it was nice to be surprised again by a newcomer. This is the second wine we have tried from Giuseppe Negro, and like the Barbaresco, we offered a few weeks back; this too is fantastically made Piedmonte wine. Fermentation and maceration are completed in stainless steel tanks before being transferred to 500L barrels where it ages for 10-12 months and is released two months later after bottling. The beauty of the 2015 vintage shows its head here with a great core of red and black cherry, with notes of wild herbs, underbrush, and a fresh menthol note buried beneath. A delicious, balanced palate with tons of energy, supportive tannins, really hitting the cool cherry notes on the finish. While this is in the quaffer price range, the Pulin is a serious bottle and a back vintage at that drinking beautifully now but still has room to grow. Another imposing effort from Giuseppe Negro, whom we will have our eye on from here on out.