IT-SOT-40-15

Barbaresco 'Curra', Sottimano

Barbaresco 'Curra',  Sottimano
  • 100% Nebbiolo
  • From 55-75 year old vines planted to an amphitheater-shaped vineyard rich in limestone
  • Fermentation and maceration on the skins about 40 days
  • No selected yeasts used
  • Natural malolactic fermentation in French barrels coopered expressively for use by Francois Frères in Burgundy
  • Wine remains in these barrels for approximately 24 months, half of this time on its lees
  • 10-15% new barrels used for aging, the remaining barrels have previously been used up to 4 times
  • No filtering and no fining prior to bottling
Producer:
Vintage:
2015
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barbaresco
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red
Farming Practice:
Practicing Organic

Press & Reviews

Wine Advocate

Score:
96
Date:
2020-07-23

Vinous Media

Score:
95
Date:
2019-11-01
Review:
The 2015 Barbaresco Currà really stands out in this lineup because of its translucent fruit, aromatic intensity and generally the way the personality of the site comes through even in the warm vintage. Freshly cut flowers, mint and sweet red berry fruit make a strong opening impression, but it is the wine's weightless, super-classic feel that makes it truly compelling. Already an early candidate for wine of the year, the 2015 is superb.