Sottimano Barbaresco Riserva

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Sottimano Barbaresco Riserva

  • Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

  • Vineyards: For the production of this particular wine, the oldest parcels in the Cottà and Pajorè crus in the Communes of Neive and Treiso were selected. Vines range in age from 55-75 years old.

  • Winemaking: The fermentation and maceration on the skins lasts about 45 days. No selected yeasts are used. Malolactic fermentation happens naturally in French barrels coopered expressively for us and for this wine by Francois Frères in Burgundy. The wine stays in these barrels for approximately 30 months 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.

  • From the Winemaker: “Riserva 2010 is a very important wine for our estate, after 2004, 2005 and 2008 we were ready  to push the bar a little higher – at the harvest we did a manual selection grape by grape of the oldest vines (only 1300 bottles will be produced, about 50% of the previous releases) on the sorting table, then we did a 45 days long maceration for alcoholic fermentation and the wine stayed for a little more than 24 months sur lie in the special Francois Freres barrels. In some way we returned to what our father used to do 40 years ago, but with our actual philosophy. That’s why we changed the label for this wine, you will see it in a few days, it’s going to be the same label of the first vintage of our father in 1971.”