Giuseppe Cortese Rabajà Barbaresco Riserva 2013

This wine is made only in the finest vintages. The grapes are selected from the oldest vines in the prestigious Rabajà cru. After traditional vinification, the wine is aged for 40 months, and refined for an additional three years in bottle before release. This prolonged aging period ensures the perfect balance of tannins, body, fruit and acidity, resulting in a wine with great personality and refinement.

Tasting Notes

Barbaresco Rabajá Riserva offers an intense and ethereal bouquet of plums, prunes, cinnamon, cocoa, tobacco, leather and spice. Dry, and full-bodied, with robust flavors developing on the palate and unveiling this wine's very solid structure and elegance.

Food Pairing

Incredibly long-lived, it is recommended with pot roasts, truffles, polenta with ossobuco, and other rich fare.

Production Info
Vineyard name
Barbaresco/The Rabajà vineyard
Vineyard size
10 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous clay
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
900 feet
Vines/acre
1,800
Yield/acre
2.4 tons
Exposure
Southern/Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1953
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1971
Bottles produced of this wine
6,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Nebbiolo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
New-9 years old
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10-12 days
Fermentation temperature
84 °F
Maceration length
20-25
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
3 years
Size of aging container
1,600-2,500 L
Type of oak
French and Slavonian oak
Length of aging before bottling
4 years

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