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2021 Vino Rosso “Il Goccetto”

Tenuta La Pergola
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One of the most beguiling and seductive reds you’ll have the pleasure of tasting, Il Goccetto prominently features Piemonte’s native Brachetto grape. Typically used for sweet sparkling reds labeled Brachetto d’Acqui or Birbèt, Brachetto is vinified completely dry for this bottling, capturing all the grape’s enticing aromatics in the form of a table wine unlike any other. Rose petals and wild strawberries come to mind, counterbalanced by a gentle bitterness that renders it incredibly food-friendly. With little tannin, it should be served cool and uncorked on any and all occasions.

Anthony Lynch


Technical Information
Wine Type: red
Vintage: 2021
Bottle Size: 750mL
Blend: 80% Brachetto Secco and 20% Barbera di Monferrato
Appellation: Monferrato Rosso
Country: Italy
Region: Piedmont
Producer: Tenuta La Pergola
Winemaker: Alessandra Bodda
Vineyard: 15 years, 6.5 ha
Soil: Clay, Chalk
Aging: Wine is aged in stainless steel for 6 months
Farming: Sustainable
Alcohol: 13%

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About The Region

Piedmont

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Kermit’s love affair with the great reds of Piemonte dates back to the early days of his career: the very first container he imported from Italy, in fact, featured legendary 1971 and 1974 Barolos from Vietti and Aldo Conterno. Regular visits since then have seen our portfolio grow to now twelve Piemontesi estates, with a strong focus on the rolling hills of the Langhe.

Nebbiolo rules these majestic, vine-covered marl slopes, giving Italy’s most mystifyingly complex, nuanced, and age-worthy reds. When crafted via traditional production methods—long macerations and extensive aging in enormous oak botti—the powerful, yet incredibly refined Barolos and Barbarescos provide haunting aromatics of tar, raspberry, incense, tea, roses, and more. At times austere in their youth but well worth the wait, they pair beautifully with the hearty local cuisine starring veal in many forms, braised beef, pastas like tajarin and agnolotti, and of course, Alba’s famous white truffles.

Surrounded by mountains on three sides, Piemonte’s climate is continental, with baking hot summers and cold winters. Nebbiolo is only part of the story here: juicy, fruity Barberas and Dolcettos represent the bread and butter throughout the region, and other native grapes like Freisa, Croatina, and the white Arneis are also noteworthy. Value abounds in the Monferrato, while Alto Piemonte also has its share of thrills to provide.

Every corner of Piemonte is rich with tradition, especially when wine is concerned. It’s no wonder we have been singing the region’s praises for over forty years.

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Trust the great winemakers, trust the great vineyards. Your wine merchant might even be trustworthy. In the long run, that vintage strip may be the least important guide to quality on your bottle of wine.—Kermit Lynch