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Inventory updated: Mon, Mar 08, 2021 04:02 PM cst

2015 Sottimano Curra

Antonio Galloni: "My visit to Sottimano was a real highlight of the time I spent in Barbaresco this past summer. I have been buying these wines for my own cellar since the mid 1990s. The transformation here since then has been nothing short of remarkable." Sottimano has long been a favorite of ours here at Flickinger Wine, and today I am delighted to offer you special pricing on their most sought-after bottling the Barbaresco cru, Curra. Sottimano's wines should be on the 'annual buy list' of any Piedmont fan. The winemaking here continues to go from strength to strength, and the quality to price ratio of these wines is impossible to beat. The Sottimano family has been making wines in Barbaresco since the 1960's when patriarch Rino Sottimano purchased his first vineyards in Neive. The estate is now run by Rino's son and daughter, Andrea and Elena, and they now own 18 hectares of vineyards in some of the most prestigious vineyards in Barbaresco. The winemaking process at Sottimano is traditional and hands off - they do not employ the use of any insecticides and organic fertilizers are only used when necessary. Macerations are traditionally long and fermentation is done using indigenous yeasts, which is followed by a long, cool 2 year maturation in French oak barrique (very little new). Andrea has developed the barrel protocol at Sottimano and believes that while barrels are important for the maturation of wine, the flavors of the wood should not be expressed in the wine, instead letting the fruit and minerality take center stage. The wines are then bottled without filtering or fining, with minimal use of sulfur. Curra is treated a little differently from the other crus as it is always released a year later than the others - the family believes that this richly tannic wine benefits from this extra year in bottle to better allow the incredible fruit character to come to the fore and for the structure to soften a little. Ultimately this is a finessed and thri

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Sottimano 2015 Barbaresco Curra ex-Domaine $89.99 36
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