he story of the winery is the story of a family that has been protecting and enhancing Barbaresco since 1971. The family winegrowing tradition is now carried on by Giuseppe’s children, Pier Carlo, Tiziana, and son-in-law Gabriele, who look ahead with the determination that has always been the Cortese family’s most distinguishing feature. Attentive, rigorous care of the estate’s vineyards, strict selection, a traditional approach to vinification, and a gentle hand with modern techniques are the ingredients that define the unmistakable personality and unique flavours of Cortese’s wines.
The second vintage of a non-cru Barbaresco from the estate, the aim of the Barbaresco was to offer an alternative in terms of positioning and pricing between the ‘grand cru’ Rabaja and the Langhe nebbiolo, whilst maintaining the identity and reputation of the Cortese brand.The wine has around 30 days of fermentation in stainless steel and old cement tanks The wine is then aged for 18/20 months in Slavonian oak barrels ranging in size of 17 to 25 hectolitres and in age of 5/6 years minimum. Minimum 6 months of maturing in the bottle before being released for sale.
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 Rabaja.
With rich, earthy undertones, this would be a fabulous accompaniment to mushroom risotto.
Blend: 100% Nebbiolo.
Style: Still wine
Suitable for Vegetarians: Yes
Suitable for Vegans: Yes