Cottà comes from one of the best-known Barbaresco subzones and is a historic cru, one of the first to be produced from a single vineyard. It’s a tiny area, producing no more than 15 hl from the vines that for the most part are more than 50 years old. The clay marl soil produces rich, solid and robust wines which marry well with Nebbiolo. The wine is aged in German and Austrian oak for 2 years.
- Albino Rocca
- Piemonte, Italy
Method & Production
Mature, riper fruit flavours in abundance. With a nuances of baked berry desserts. Warming, with a softness, well rounded sweet palate and grippy tannins in balance.
"The 2016 Barbaresco Cottà is a nicely executed wine with linear and crisp aromatic details that are all presented with purity and clarity. The wine also produces a soft and subtle side with a caressing mouthfeel that is framed by polished tannins and balanced freshness. This Barbaresco tastes great straight out of the gate." 94 points, Manica Larner, The Wine Advokate (June 2019)
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