2019 Albino Rocca Cotta' Barbaresco

$49.95
(Net Item - no discounts apply)

The small vineyard in Cottà, Geographical Mention located in the municipality of Neive, purchased in the seventies of the twentieth century, in 2015 was vinified separately for the first time: it is another soul of the historic area of Barbaresco, where the Tortonian imprint of the land gives complete and long-lived wines.

Varietal:
Nebbiolo
Vintage:
2019
Aging:
2 Years
Oak Treatment:
German & Austrian Oak Casks
Appellation:
Piedmont
Sub-Appellation:
Barbaresco
Vineyard:
Cotta Vineyard
Total Varietal Composition %:
100% Nebbiolo
Alcohol %:
14.5%
Score Wine Advocate:
94
Score Wine Enthusiast:
96
SKU #:
1050850
Size:
750 ml Bottle
WE96

Wine Enthusiast

Inviting aromas of toasted hazelnut, violet and ripe forest berry waft out of the glass along with a whiff of leather on this stellar red. Firmly structured and elegant, the savory palate is still young and primary but already shows juicy Morello cherry, cranberry, star anise and a hint of coffee bean alongside a backbone of fine-grained tannins. Vibrant acidity keeps it bright and balanced. Drink 2029–2044.

DC95

Decanter

Despite the slight rusticity on the finish, this is another gem from Albino Rocca. Cottà is an MGA from Neive on mostly limestone soil with a small proportion of clay and sand. The wine ages in Austrian and German oak vessels for at least 20 months. The nose expresses scented candied orange, a soapy, rose-bud character, watermelon, red cherry and cinnamon, with some more masculine earthy strawberry flavours. The attack is zesty with firm tannins, a dusty, austere mid palate and a lovely elegant cinnamon finish.

WA94

Wine Advocate

Inviting aromas of toasted hazelnut, violet and ripe forest berry waft out of the glass along with a whiff of leather on this stellar red. Firmly structured and elegant, the savory palate is still young and primary but already shows juicy Morello cherry, cranberry, star anise and a hint of coffee bean alongside a backbone of fine-grained tannins. Vibrant acidity keeps it bright and balanced.