Giuseppe Cortese Rabajà Barbaresco 2016

This wine is made entirely from Nebbiolo grapes grown in Barbaresco's prestigious Rabajà vineyard, located in the Langhe hills just to the south of Cortese’s winery. To achieve the perfect structural balance, the wine is aged for twenty-two months in seasoned Slavonian oak casks, then bottled and cellared for an additional thirteen months.

Tasting Notes

Unfiltered to preserve its richness, this remarkably elegant Barbaresco offers concentrated aromas of raspberries, roses, violets, leather and spice. Full-bodied with robust flavor and firm tannins.

Food Pairing

This Barbaresco pairs well with roasted meat or wild game dishes.

Production Info
Vineyard name
The Rabajà vineyard
Vineyard size
10 acres
Soil composition
Calcareous Clay-Loam
Training method
Guyot
Elevation
900 feet
Vines/acre
1,800
Yield/acre
2.4 tons
Exposure
Southern / Southwestern
Year vineyard planted
1958-1978
Harvest time
October
First vintage of this wine
1971
Bottles produced of this wine
17,000
Winemaking & Aging
Varietal composition
100% Nebbiolo
Fermentation container
Stainless steel tanks
Age of Aging Container
5-20 years
Length of alcoholic fermentation
10 days
Fermentation temperature
84 °F
Maceration technique
Pumpovers
Maceration length
20-25
Malolactic fermentation
Yes
Type of aging container
Barrels
Length of bottle aging
13 months
Size of aging container
17-26 hL
Type of oak
Slavonian
Length of aging before bottling
22 months

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