2009 Barbaresco, 100% Nebbiolo from Piedmont
The Italian domain Sottimano is located in Piedmont. It leads an organic farming on its vines, without claiming for any certification or a traditional ageing of its wines. The Pajoré cuvee, a pure Nebbiolo Barbaresco wine, comes from an old 1.2 hectares vineyard on the Trieso municipality. The 2009 vintage displays a cherry-ruby-tinted dark red colour. On the nose, it needs airing to fully release violet and tobacco aromas, as well as a marked minerality. On the palate, the 2009 Barbaresco Pajoré is vibrant, with a very classic and elegant personality as well as beautiful purity of flavours. The ageing mark is very subtle and the balance is perfect.
Wine Advocate-Parker :
The 2009 Barbaresco Pajore boasts stunning depth, power and richness, all supported by the saline minerality of these poor, white soils. The Pajore is the most fiercely tannic of the 2009s. Layers of menthol, spices, licorice and a host of balsamic notes wrap around the juicy, opulent finish. This is a gorgeous wine, but it also shows the limits of the vintage in tannins that will probably never fully integrate. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2024.
|Producer/Bottled by||AZIENDA AGRICOLA SOTTIMANO 12052 NEIVE ITALIE|