Andrea has always made a small amount of dry Brachetto, a pale, strawberry fruited dry red wine that is in a word : delicious. I do not know of anyone who has tried this wine and doesn’t love it for its singular and lovable personality. For an everyday house red wine, or a light bodied party/cocktail red wine, this is a crowd and wallet pleaser par excellence.
“The 2017 Matè is gorgeous. Rose petal, lavender, mint and kirsch all waft from the glass. Beautifully perfumed and silky, this Sottimano’s dry Brachetto is a wine of total class and finesse. The raciness of 2017 fruit works very well here.” 90 Antonio Galloni for the 2017, NOT THE 2020 OFFERED HERE
“After I sampled the previous vintage of this wine last year, the memory of that tasting returned to me various times throughout the course of the year. I am excited to find myself in front of the Sottimano 2019 Maté. I am enchanted by this still version of old-vine Brachetto, a grape often used to make sweet, semi-sparkling wines. This special wine is made from a lost clone of the variety. The bouquet is vivid and sharp with wild rose, cassis, fragoline di bosco and bitter almond. I can’t claim that this is an important wine, because it is not in terms of structure or complexity, but it is a fascinating wine with lots of authentic, charming and food-friendly personality.” 91 Monica Larner for the 2019, NOT THE 2020 OFFERED HERE