Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco DOCG Rabaja 2020, Piedmont, Italy

Barbaresco wine was born in the mid-1900’s thanks to a great wine expert, Domizio Cavazza, who realized that the Nebbiolo grape variety, since always grown in the hills surrounding the town of Barbaresco but ‘ignored’ by the local aristocrats, could actually give a wine having extraordinary qualities: great intensity and extraordinaty qualities: great intensity and extreme elegance. Barbaresco Rabaj√† is our most important wine and has an intense and ethereal perfume with fresh notes that evolve into scents of spices, tobacco and brushwood notes as it ages. A dry, full and robust flavor with a rich and harmonious structure; garnet red color. 100% Nebbiolo. Surface area: in Barbaresco 4 hectares in the “Rabaja” zone, withh south, south-westerly exposure. Soil: limestone and clay soil rich in minerals and stratified. Age of vineyard – around 50 years. Manual harvest. Vinification: around 30 days of fermentation in stainless steel and old cement tanks. Ageing: 20/22 months in Slavonian oak barrels ranging in size of 17 to 25 hectolitres and an age of 5/6 years minimum. Minimum 10 months of maturing in the bottle before being released for sale.