Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco (750ml)
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The Cortese family has been championing the wines of Barbaresco since 1971. The family has been growing grapes and producing quality Barbaresco for three generations. They have 8 hectares of vines in the Rabaja cru which enjoys an optimal exposure, soil and microclimate. Like all good vignerons, they practice great vineyard management and a careful selection of grapes at harvest. The take a traditional approach to winemaking while judiciously employing modern techniques during the process. All of these intentional steps are aimed at producing quality wines that truly express the terroir of Barbaresco and define the unique personality Giuseppe Cortese wines.
The nose opens with an intense and ethereal perfume; primary fruit and floral notes evolve into tobacco, spice, underbrush. The palate is well structured with the typical Nebbiolo high acidity and tannins. Fresh cherry and plum give way to leather, licorice and stony earth with some dried alpine herb notes. Layered and complex with a long finish. Decant it if you plan on drinking this now or set it aside to be rewarded in a few years as it develops further in bottle. Enjoy with polenta and stewed meats, game, any dish that contains truffle as an ingredient.
The first vintage of a non-cru Barbaresco from the estate. Rounded yet restrained with dark fruits bound in a finely balanced tannins.
From a selection of older vines in the Trifolera vineyard and younger vines in the acclaimed Rabaja vineyard. Aged for 18 months in large oak cask.