Wines

Sottimano

Piedmont (Neive)

Barbaresco Cotta DOCG 2011

Barbaresco Cotta DOCG 2011

Varietal: 100% Nebbiolo

Alcohol: 14.5%

Age of vineyard: 45-55 years

Drink: 2016-2031

The Cottà vineyard is located between Neive and Barbaresco; consequently, this wine is full bodied and rich in polyphenol, which is typical of the Neive area, whilst the well balanced tannic structure is definitely a mark of the Barbaresco area.

The fermentation and the maceration on the skins normally takes about 22-24 days. No selected yeasts are used. The malolactic fermentation happens naturally in French barrels coopered expressively for us by Francois Frères in Burgundy. The wine stays in these barrels for approximately 18-20 months, half of this time on its lees. 25% of the barrels used for aging this wine are new, the remaining 75% have previously been used up to 4 times. There is no filtering and no fining prior to bottling.

Review:

“An overachiever in this vintage, the 2011 Barbaresco Cottà is one of the most refined wines I have tasted from this site, where the wines are usually much more overt and powerful in style. Sweet floral and spice notes meld into a core of dark red and black hued stone fruits, tobacco, smoke and new leather. The characteristic pliant, juicy Cottà fruit is there, but it is complemented by expressive floral overtones. There is a pure immediacy to the Cottà that is impossible to miss.” - 94 pts (Antonio Galloni, VinousMedia.com, Oct 2014)

$90.34 retail price per bottle.

Available by the case through LCBO Speciality Services (Consignment). Please call or email us to place your order. LCBO #894484.