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High ratings for Pertinace’s Barbaresco, Barbera and Nebbiolo

High James Suckling ratings for the Barbaresco, Barbera d’Alba and the Nebbiolo Langhe from Pertinace


The winery is located in Pertinace in Treiso, Piedmont, one of the four villages in the Langhe and famous for the production of Barbaresco DOCG.

However, it is also known as the birthplace of Publi Elvio Pertinace, valorous soldier and Roman emperor, who was born here in 126 A.D. 

Traits of the great emperor are evident in the character of those who live and work at Cantina Pertinace today- tenacity,  a love of the land worked every day, perseverance in winning over new markets and countries, and the importance placed on tradition in wine making are the hallmarks of an enterprise that is a modern, successful business model. 

5 wines from Pertinace recently received high ratings from James Suckling: click on the bottles for more information about the wine


“a very pleasant, accesible Barbaresco with nutty red berries, flowers and spices. Medium body with fine, red-fruit and orange-coated tannins and a fresh, citrusy finish. Beautiful to drink now, or hold.”


“Juicy red berries with a hint of oak on the nose, following through to a medium body with lightly farm tannins and a well-poised finish. This is about perfectly ripe red fruit and a clean, lightly oaked style. Delicious. Drink now. “

92 James Suckling points
James Suckling points
90 points James Suckling


” A well-judged, spicy and minerally edge to the clean red berries and cherries on the nose and palate. Medium-bodied, tight and clean with a lightly firm feel on the finish. Nicely done, and this should age well for a few years. Drink or hold. “


“Lightly jammy strawberry and raspberry character to this fresh young nebbiolo. Medium-bodied with firm, fine tannins and persistent fruit, helped along by citrus acidity. Drink now.”


“Interesting mix of savory mineral and cranberry fruit on the nose. Medium-bodied with surprisingly light, integrated tannins and a fruity finish. Not overly complex, but clean and inviting. Drink now.  “