Lovely fragrant spicy, red fruit, mint and liquorice, palate is rich with lovely grippy sweet cherries and strawberries, aromatic, spicy, liquorice and earth, mouthfilling fragrant, rich and long. L&S (Nov 2015)
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These are the oldest vines (50 to 60 year old) and produce the most powerful of the 'crus'. Richly textured and powerful this is the wine that most easily impresses, and will do so for a decade and more.L&S (Jun 2011)
Furry tannins, loads of youthful punch here. Fragrant, but still reticent. Hard. Withdrawn. 2018-2032 Rating: 16.5 Richard Hemming MW - www.JancisRobinson.com (Dec 2013)
Limestone and clay soils in the centre of Barbaresco. 50- to 60-year-old vines. Richer fruit produced here than in Pajoré. Deeper garnet. Starting to show sweet undergrowth decay on the nose. Dusty and fresh. Ramrod steely power and intensity without any fat. Determined. Very fine grained, a certain austerity but richer than the Pajoré. 2014-2030 Rating: 18.5 Julia Harding MW, www.JancisRobinson.com (Oct 2012)
The next generation of Andrea, Elena and Claudia Sottimano are now at the helm here and this exquisite estate continues to make better and better wines - some of the finest in Barbaresco. This sixteen hectare estate is based in the Cotta' region of Barbaresco, and the Sottimano family have over the years bought outstanding vineyards in the 'crus' of Currà, Cottà, Fausoni and Pajore. In the vineyard they work organically and aim to limit yields. The winemaking is as low-intervention as possible, using only natural yeasts and then bottling without filtering or fining. All of these 'crus' are given exactly the same élevage, so as to allow the individual 'terroirs' to express their character. Terroir expression is the target here - and these amazing wines are as much an education as a joy to drink.
There are five different crus - each with very specific attributes where they produce their distinctly different Barbarescos. The latest edition is Basarin, with a mixture of clay, limestone and sand, is at about four hundred metres above sea level. This produces the estate's Langhe Nebbiolo, which is basically 'village Barbaresco', as the vines are very young (10-15 years old). It makes for wines that are always very elegant, refined, tannins are silky and softer, nuanced of spices and herbs (eucalyptus).
Fausoni, on sand and clay, makes wines that are always very elegant - mint, liquorice and little red fruits. This is in the historical part of Neive.
Currà, on clay and limestone, is one of the smallest cru of the whole appellation, wines are always very intense and powerful, hard-bodied and with good tannins. Hints of spices and smoke are characteristics of this area.
Cottà, on limestone with clay is one of the oldest cru in Barbaresco, vines are always very old here (fifty years and older) and the colours are just a little bit lighter than other vineyards (because of the clay), but they have a very distinctive nose of dark fruits and mint, a great elegance and mineral tannins.
Pajore is almost entirely on limestone with just a little clay. This is the highest vineyard of all, at 420 metres above sea level. The vines are very old, and it is always the most mineral and elegant of the four Barbarescos. Limestone brings into the wine a great purity of fruit, a distinctive aroma of spices and tobacco (cigar box) and a very unusual quality of tannins, firm but very mineral.
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