Sottimano - Barbaresco 'Cotta' 2019


The Cottà vineyard is located between the zones of Neive and Barbaresco, it’s full bodied and rich in polyphenol, typical of the Neive area, while its well balanced tannic structure is definitely a mark of the Barbaresco area.

Cottà Barbaresco has liquorice notes and a light touch of smokiness. Dried roses dominate the floral scents. It remains delicate in the mouth and, yet, with plenty of aromatic persistence and well balanced tannins.

Meticulous selection of the grapes is followed by spontaneous alcoholic fermentation. After maceration on skins and also a period of submerged cap, the wine is racked into wood where malolactic fermentation is completed. In order to reach its full expressive potential this wine rests in the bottle for about one more year.

"Dark spice, forest floor, rose and new leather aromas shape the nose along with a whiff of wild berry on this fragrant, radiant red. Tightly wound and linear, the focused palate offers red cherry, licorice and toasted nut alongside firm tannins and racy acidity. Austere and elegant, it needs time to fully develop. Drink 2029–2039." - 96 points, Wine Enthusiast

"The 2019 Barbaresco Cottá shows all the richness and weight this site is capable of. Dark red fruit, rose petal, lavender, blood orange and cedar open nicely in the glass, but ultimately it is the wine's huge mid-palate and fine balance that impress most. The 2019 is a tremendous Cottá. It is also one of the more finessed wines at Sottimano this year. There's plenty of size, but exceptional balance, too." - 95 points, Antonio Galloni Vinous

"Extremely perfumed and bright, with ripe strawberry, orange peel and white truffle. Some roses, too. Full-bodied with layers of ripe fruit and excellent structure behind. This is a fantastic Barbaresco for the vintage. Muscular and clear, Best after 2025." - 95 points, James Suckling

Producer: Sottimano

Country: Italy

Region: Piedmont

Varietal: Nebbiolo

Appellation: Barbaresco

Vintage: 2019

Size: 750ml