Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja

$55.00

FROM THE IMPORTER – This Barbaresco stands out for its harmonious, well-balanced expression, with a luscious floral-scented bouquet, magisterial structure, and lingering taste. At once crisp and elegant, with a succulent mouth feel this superb classic lends itself to immediate enjoyment or to medium/long-term cellaring. 

93pts – Dunnuck, 92 Wine Spectator, 93 Suckling, 91Wine & Spirits, 90 Wine Advocate

W I N E D E S C R I P T I O N
Today, Cortese is the typical small, family-run winery. Attentive and rigorous care of the estate’s
vineyards, strict selection of the best clusters, a traditional approach to vinification, and a touch
of modern technique are the ingredients that define the unmistakable personality and unique
flavors of Cortese’s wines. With an unrivaled understanding of the Nebbiolo grape, profound
respect and knowledge of the terroir of Barbaresco, and long-held family traditions, Giuseppe
Cortese is able to craft some of Piedmont’s most exceptional wines.
Contrary to how it may appear when seen from a distance, the Rabajà hill is anything but
homogeneous and can be broadly divided into at least two areas. The first bordering on Asili
coincides with the picturesque amphitheatre overlooking the Martinenga cru, and mostly enjoys
a south-westerly aspect. The second, on the other hand, is more linear and faces due south,
though within it there are some evident variations due to marked undulations around the
hillside. In both cases, the style of the wine is however richer and bolder than the Asili and
Martinenga (although a more uncompromising, mineral character tends to emerge in the
second area).
A mid to long fermentation without addition of yeast; 18 months of aging in used slavonian oak
casks

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