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Date Printed: 1/16/2017
Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo 2006
Sottimano Langhe Nebbiolo 2006
(search item no. 98333)
The Wine Advocate rating: 90 points
PRICE ON 1/16/2017: $24.99

ratings pedigree (past vintages):
2013 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 92 points
2012 Vinous / Antonio Galloni rating: 90 points
2012 Wine Spectator rating: 89 points

Winemaker's Notes:

"Sottimano's 2006 Langhe Nebbiolo is made from the Basarin vineyard, which historically was known as a source for top-flight Dolcetto. The wine possesses the super-ripe qualities of the vintage in its candied cherries, flowers and spices. A wine that would give many producers' Barbarescos a run for their money, Sottimano's Langhe Nebbiolo is a first-class effort in every way. It is one of the most compelling values in wine today. Simply put, it is awesome. Anticipated maturity: 2010-2021."
-Wine Advocate
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About Sottimano:

Andrea Sottimano and his father Rino produce wines of outstanding quality from thirteen lovingly cared for hectares in the Cotta, Curra, Fausoni, Pajore and Basarin crus in the Treiso and Neive townships. Their Barbarescos are elegant, evocative, subtle yet hearty. To taste these crus side-by-side is to reply with a resounding yes to skeptics of terroir that question whether differences of only 200 meters does matter! Their approach if one of minimal intervention: indigenous yeasts, no fining or filtering. Each of their four crus Barbarescos are given the same treatment to allow the uniqueness of each cru to express itself. Fermentation is done in oak, of which about 30% is new, followed by 18-20 months in neutral barriques. Every year they produce around 85,000 bottles.