Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo 2015

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$22.49

SKU 01424

750ml

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It is always such a pleasure to see winemaker Andrea Sottimano and taste through his beautiful line-up of Piemontese wines. We did just that on a recent Monday, and were just so utterly impressed with the newest releases. The wines just keep getting better and better, not sure how that is possible, but that's what  Sottimano’s Langhe Nebbiolo is a single-vineyard bottling from the Basarin cru; a historic and very prestigious vineyard located on the border between Neive and Treiso.  The vineyard’s high altitude brings great complexity and considerable structure to its wines, along with notes of spice and hints of licorice.  The vines used to produce this Langhe Nebbiolo are young (14-15 years old),

The fermentation and the maceration of the skins normally takes about 25 days. No selected yeasts are used. The malolactic fermentation happens in French barrels coopered expressively for us by Francois Frères in Burgundy. The wine stays in these barrels for approximately 14-16 months, half of this time on its lees. 15% of the barrels used for aging this wine are new, the remaining 85% have previously been used up to 4 times. There is no filtering and no fining prior to bottling.

The Sottimano family is one of the best growers in the Barbaresco zone of Piedmont. The Wine Advocate raves : 'I can’t say enough good things about the Sottimano family and the work they have done over the years to firmly establish themselves among Barbaresco’s top growers. This is one of the few places in Piedmont where every wine is consistently delicious. The only question is how delicious.'

Category Red Wine
Varietal
Country Italy
Region Piedmont
Appellation Langhe
Brand Sottimano
Alcohol/vol 14%
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Wine AdvocateLocated in the Nieve area, Sottimano sources fruit for this wine from across the larger Langhe appellation. The 2015 Langhe Nebbiolo is a terrific, mid-weight wine to pair with white meat, roasted ham or chicken. It opens to a light garnet color and offers great aromatic intensity. I wish I had a few more bottles of this (well-priced) wine around the house. Dark cherry is followed by earthy tones, licorice and ash.

Monica Larner, April 27, 2018
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Wine SpectatorRound, with cherry, earth and tar flavors, this red offers fine balance and freshness. Finishes long, with an aftertaste of underbrush and cherry. Best from 2029 through 2025. 1,833 cases made.

Bruce Sanderson, 2018

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