From the limestone and clay vineyards of the Cottà, this wine always vies neck and neck with the Pajoré for my second favorite in his lineup, always playing a more introverted, finessed contrast to the explosive minerality and “masculine” qualities of the Pajoré. No matter how you size it up, this is class in a glass.
“The 2016 Barbaresco Cottà brings together the natural breadth of this site with the more refined style that has been in place here for some years, in an absolutely stunning, translucent wine that hits all the right notes. Sweet black cherry, lavender, spice and menthol all run through this richly, textured, deeply satisfying Barbaresco. The 2016 has so much energy and also so much depth. I absolutely loved it.” 95+ Antonio Galloni for the 2016, NOT THE 2018 OFFERED HERE