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Sottimano Barbaresco Cottátext

Sottimano Barbaresco Cottá 2018

Piedmont, ItalyAndrea Sottimano and his father, Rino, produce highly regarded, structural, age-worthy wines from their 13 hectares across Barbaresco. This comes from 50-70-year-old nebbiolo in the heralded Cottá vineyard (between Neive and Barbaresco) and its limestone clay soils. Maceration and native fermentation lasted around 40 days in French barrels (15% new wood), where it remained for two years (half with lees). It was bottled without fining or filtration. Alluring black and red cherry, crushed stones stream along the savoury, streamlined palate, with limestone-lit freshness acidity belying its 14.5%. Scents of wild mint, scrubby perfumed roses and rosemary charm and linger on the saline finish, framed by long, fine, well-placed tannins. Drinking beautifully now and with time in your cellar ahead.Tasted: 05 May 2023Tasted by: Treve RingPrices:
BC$120.00750mlprivate wine stores
Producer: SottimanoDistributors: Olivier Brands
Grape: Nebbiolo