Wine Giuseppe Cortese, "Rabaja" Barbaresco DOCG, 2000
The wine is dark red in color with garnet.
Overall, persistent taste of the wine has a rich and harmonious structure, supported by a clear minerality and sweet supple tannins. The finish coats warm fruit and balsamic notes.
The aroma of wine opens with notes of herbs, replaced by shades of cranberry, strawberry, blackberry, raspberry. The decoration of the palette are the subtle nuances of truffles, soy sauce, and cedar undergrowth.
Wine can apply to red meat, savory to spicy meats, meat grilled rabbit and aged cheeses.
Wine "Rabaja" Barbaresco is a complete reflection of the character of the terroir of Barbaresco. It comes from the time of creation of the winery and symbolizes the eternal values that will never change. Variety Nebbiolo for the production of this wine is grown on plots with a total area of 4 hectares, which are southern and south-western exposure. Making wine takes place in accordance with the statutory rules. After fermentation, the wine is aged 20-22 months in Slavonian oak barrels in the amount of 17-25 hl and 10 months - in bottles, which are contained in a special storage room. Barbaresco wines are always closely associated with longevity. Their large storage capacity up to 20 years, allowing the wine in the bottle for a long time to evolve, acquiring elegance and softening tannins.
Wines Giuseppe Cortese is the dream of every fan wines of Piedmont. Located in the heart of the famous area Rabaja, a small family winery is known for its elegantly balanced wines. They are run by people who have a deep knowledge of viticulture and winemaking, with respect to the related long tradition and knowledge. Born in Barbaresco, Giuseppe Cortese began his career working with his father Giacomo in the family wine business. After receiving invaluable experience and convinced of the great future Barbaresco wines, Giuseppe began to actively introduce the latest methods of vinification, coming to the management of the winery in 1971. He then reconstructed the winery and began the search and acquisition of new land under vines. Gradually, Giuseppe joined by his sons, and now and a granddaughter.
The winery Giuseppe Cortese is located in a natural amphitheater formed by two hills - and Trifolera Rabayya on which the vineyards are divided. Nebbiolo vine varieties planted on the first hill, and Chardonnay, Dolcetto and Barbera - in the second. The climate is extremely important: hot summers and cold winters are optimal for the cultivation of Nebbiolo, whose taste different from year to year, depending on the vagaries of the weather. This variety tends to mature at the end of the season and gives the best harvest in a sunny climate at an altitude of 150-400 meters above sea level in the lime-marl soils of the region Barbaresco, reaching the highest aromatic complexity.