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12 Ratings
Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja Riserva

Wine Details

Varietal

Nebbiolo

Style

Red

Region

PiedmontItaly

Wine Description

(From 2008 Vintage) GRAPE VARIETY: 100% nebbiolo SURFACE AREA: 1 hectares in the "Rabajà" zone, with south, south-westerly exposure. PRODUCTION: approx. 6.000 bottles AGEING: 40 months in Slavonian oak barrels ranging in size from 17 to 25 hectolitres and in age from new to 8/9 years. Minimum 3 years of maturing in the bottle before being released for sale.

Winemaker's Notes

Barbaresco Rabaja' is our most important wine and has an intense and ethereal perfume with fresh notes of violets and small fruits that evolve into scents of spices, coca, tobacco, and dry fruit as it ages. A full, dry and robust flavour with a rich and harmonious structure; garnet red colour.

Expert Reviews
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  • Robert Parker
    (From 2008 Vintage) Rating: 94/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/26/2011
  • Wine Advocate
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 91/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 167 on Oct-06
  • Wine Spectator
    (From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/06