75cl * Vegan & Organic * 14.5% ABV * Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
The Cortese vineyards are located at the heart of the Langhe in Rabajà, a natural amphitheatre that enjoys all-day sun. Combining long-held traditions with modern techniques, the family’s aim is to protect and enhance the international reputation of Barbaresco.
The third vintage of a non-cru Barbaresco from the estate, the aim of this Barbaresco was to offer an alternative in terms of positioning and pricing between the ‘grand cru’ Rabaja and the Langhe Nebbiolo. Hitting well above its price point, this is both complex and eminently approachable.
"Here’s a good value from Piedmont. The Giuseppe Cortese 2019 Barbaresco is fine and silky with determined aromas of dried fruit, pressed rose, licorice and crushed stone. The wine shows classic Nebbiolo aromas in a simple manner and with just enough complexity to underline the distinct personality of this special grape." 92 pts The Wine Advocate
93 points, James Suckling.
Drinking window: 2023 - 2035