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Sottimano, Langhe Nebbiolo, Piedmont, Italy, 2022

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Overview of the Wine
Andrea Sottimano and his father Rino produce wines of outstanding quality from thirteen lovingly cared for hectares in the Cotta, Curra, Fausoni, Pajore and Basarin crus in the Treiso and Neive townships. Their Barbarescos are elegant, evocative, subtle yet hearty. To taste these crus side-by-side is to reply with a resounding yes to skeptics of terroir that question whether differences of only 200 meters does matter! Their approach if one of minimal intervention: indigenous yeasts, no fining or filtering. Each of their four crus Barbarescos are given the same treatment to allow the uniqueness of each cru to express itself. Fermentation is done in oak, of which about 30% is new, followed by 18-20 months in neutral barriques. Every year they produce around 85,000 bottles.

Sottimano is firmly convinced that everything in the vineyards should be done in a serious and respectful way, with the only target of preserving the delicate balance between soils and the ecosystem.

Starting from the begin, together with many other wineries of this region, they have begun to fight the traditional diseases of the vines with natural, environmentally friendly products, and to avoid any kind of herbicides and pesticides

Grape / Blend
Nebbiolo

Origin
Piedmont, Italy

Winemaker's Tasting Notes
The terroir of Basarin and the high altitude of the vineyard give the wine spicy notes, as well as outstanding complexity and structure, typical of this area located between the municipalities of Neive and Treiso. This Langhe Nebbiolo is crisp and vibrant, with sweet floral and red fruit notes at the heart of its structure, along with hints of rose petal. On the palate we find mint and licorice, which become even more persistent towards the finish.

91 Points - Vinous
The 2022 Langhe Nebbiolo is Barbaresco in all but name because of its slightly earlier release. Crushed flowers, spice, tobacco, cedar and bright Nebbiolo acids are nicely delineated. In 2022, the Langhe Nebbiolo has a bit more mid-palate richness than in most years, but that is not a bad thing for a wine meant to be enjoyed over the near and medium term.

 

Product size: 750ml

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