Wine Sottimano, "Curra" Barbaresco DOCG, 2006
Wine rich garnet color with a slight purple hue.
Dense, well-structured wine with fruit and mineral notes on the palate, which is decorated with silky tannins and a slightly astringent note.
Fresh, elegant and very intense aroma of wine reveals spicy notes of spice and liquorice combined with fruit and a slight bitterness of tobacco.
Wine combined perfectly with braised meat, mushroom dishes, white truffles.
"Curra", Barbaresco - a perfect combination of elegance and sophistication. Excellent taste and mild fruity flavor make this wine a perfect representative segment of fine wines at an affordable price. Very characteristic for him is quite sharp taste at a young age, but after a few years of aging it becomes soft, light mineral saturation and hue.
Fermentation and maceration of the grape Nebbiolo last for about 18 days without the use of yeast. Malolactic fermentation is carried out in French oak barrels where the wine is left for another 18-20 months. Extracts used for only 25% of new barrels, the rest were repeatedly used previously. Vintage 2005 - a wine of excellent quality, which can be used both young and store for 15 years.
Sottimano company began its history in 1970, when Major Sottimano acquired vineyards and cellar in the village of Cotta, which is known for a long time as one of the most unique and the most favorable regions for growing Nebbiolo. These areas were further enhanced by the elite sections Cru vineyards at Curra, Fausoni and Pajore, famous for its soil and location. The company adheres to several mandatory conditions that the best way affect the quality of wines. Thus, exposure is carried out exclusively in barriques, thanks to the wine retain the brightness and freshness of taste, as well as transmit all the features of the terroir. Also farm using organic methods of viticulture and winemaking. Completely eliminated the use of pesticides and inorganic fertilizers.
Sottimano today - is one of the foremost producers of Barbaresco, which produces the best examples of Barolo, often surpassing the famous wine aging potential, taste, texture, aroma. Annually wine companies are gaining high marks world critics, once again confirming its high status. The main markets are Italy, Japan and the United States, there comes about 85% of its products, the rest is sold in Europe.