Actually this is the third batch we've received from this incredible treasure trove in Piemonte. The real cellar isn't quite as big as the one pictured, but we expect to have the opportunity to do some more mining...
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The Punta Diamante was a designation given to wine from fruit from the sweet spot of Monfalletto, or so says the Italian collector we bought the wine from. The label is identical to the 'regular' Monfalletto except for the addition of a very small drawing of what appears to be a diamond seen head-on - so small in fact that we might easily have missed it in the past.
1971 Cordero Monfalletto is a benchmark wine for us, and it's drinking beautifully - fully mature, of course, but with a base of fruit and still quite fresh and lively - a very fine wine. We're always happy when we find some to offer. JW
Described by Wasserman as "made from 100% Nebbiolo grapes grown in the Barbaresco Zone". Pertinace was a permitted alternative name for Barbaresco, used in an attempt to sell wine when the market was very tough. Pertinax, Roman Emperor for about 3 months in 190 ad, appears on the label. Pertinace carries on as the name in Barbaresco of a small wine growers coop.