The Cortese winery is located in the coveted Rabaja region of Barbaresco and produces magnificent bottles from their vineyard.
This bottle is the hidden gem of the vineyard: it is sourced from the same vineyards and vinified in the same manner as their much more expensive Barbaresco bottlings. The only difference is that it is sourced from a hectare of the winery’s youngest vines.
Year in and year out, Robert Parker loves to call Guiseppe Cortese wines “pristine.” That is both a great compliment and the perfect description of these wines. The wine sings with deft balance. Earth and flowers rise and sway, giving way to waves of tannin that softly fall away into a long and languorous finish. More Italian wine reviews.