2021 Giuseppe Cortese Langhe Nebbiolo

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Young vine Nebbiolo grown in the heart of Barbaresco by a super Piedmont estate - brilliant bang for buck.

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Description

The Cortese family produce superb Barbaresco from the famed Rabaja vineyard in the highly regarded Barbaresco zone of Trifolera. This Langhe Nebbiolo hails from the very same vineyard, it is simply younger vines that the Corteses feel are not quite ready for the Barbaresco bottling.

As you would expect this offers exceptional value, bursting with bright berries and pretty florals the cool minerality and dusty tannin offer a glimpse of what’s to come when these vines come of age.

A delicious wine that will cellar with grace but is equally ready to be enjoyed now.

Grape variety:
100% Nebbiolo

Surface area:
Barbaresco; 1,5 hectare in the “Rabajà” and Trifolera zones, with south, south-westerly exposure.

Altitude:
200 / 330 meters a.s.l.

Soil:
Limestone and clay soil rich in minerals and stratified with layers of “tufo”.

Age of vineyard:
Around 30 years. Density of planting system: guyot-4,000 vines per hectare.

Vinification:
Around 30 days of fermentation in stainless steel tanks.

Ageing:
12 months in Slavonian oak barrels ranging in size from 17 to 25 hectolitres and in age from new to 8/9 years. Minimum 6 months of maturing in the bottle before being released for sale.

Aromas and flavours: Very typical - redcurrant notes and good structure for a wine that fully expresses the terroir and the grape variety it is made from.

93 points, "Younger vine Rabaja vineyard. Stainless ferment then to Slavonian oak.

So pretty, so lithe. Sour and sweet red cherry, faint cola elements, a bit of smoky paprika spice, fennel and anise in the mix – palate and bouquet make a handshake on this. Sleek in the palate, really fine, succulent, earthy tannins in tow, a sense of refreshment factor with each sip. Blood orange, dark amaro, in the back notes. Rabaja hello! Medium weight feel despite the concentration and intensity. It’s a ripping drink. I’m all over this." - Mike Bennie (The Wine Front)

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