It was in 1971 that Giuseppe Cortese decided to start producing Barbaresco in his own vineyards, strongly believing in the potential of this area; thus the first Barbaresco Rabajà was born. Today the company involves Giuseppe’s sons who cultivate about 8 hectares of vineyards with method and passion in full Rabajà. Austerity intertwined with elegance is how we could describe the wines of this company which combine the very first characteristic of the Nebbiolo grape with the nuances dictated by the climate and the particular soils.
The Nebbiolo grapes used come from the company’s youngest vines. After the harvest, the grapes ferment in contact with the skins for about 30 days. Subsequently the wine ages for 12 months in Slavonian oak barrels and another 6 months before being marketed.
Intense ruby red colour. Notes of fresh fruit such as cherry, raspberry, tobacco violet and black pepper. Elegant and pleasant in the mouth, with a nice silkiness and persistence on the finish.
Ideal on first courses that tend to be a little fatty, such as egg pasta, tortelli with butter and sage, or with truffles. Also try with red and white meats that are not particularly cooked but tasty, or with medium-aged cheeses.