Sottimano

+39 0173635186 Loc. Cottà, 21
Neive, Cuneo, 12057
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The Sottimano winery was founded in 1974 by Maggiore Sottimano; the first step was purchasing the cellar and the vineyard in the Cottá area, a very highly reputed area for Nebbiolo grapes. Since then, Mr. Rino Sottimano the owner has developed the estate by buying other prestigious vineyards: Currá, Fausoni, Pajoré and, more recently, Basarin. Currently, our family cultivate an average of 13 hectares and the production is divided into five “crus” of Barbaresco: Currá, Cotta, Fausoni, Basarin and Pajoré,one Dolcetto “Bric del Salto”, one Barbera “Pairolero” and one dry Brachetto , called “Maté”. The company produces an average of 60,000 bottles. – Description from Dragac

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  • Barbera

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  • Nebbiolo

    History of the grape: Two schools of thought exist as to the origins of Nebbiolo (which means “little fog” either for...

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  • Rob posted a brief piece on the two decanted nebs over at ... the wines was an 08’ Sottimano Barbaresco Riserva. The other wine was an unknown 2008 Nebbiolo, and I had (incorrectly) assumed it would be another wine from Piemonte.When we got in to the wines, we started with what turned out to be the ringer, and it was immediately expressive on t... Read More

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  • Think Fox'll be posting something here later, but for the time being these ... Matta & Glenn Rose2008 Sottimano Barbaresco Riserva2006 Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco Rabaja2008 Wind Gap Syrah Sonoma Coast2011 Big Table Farm White Hawk Syrah2009 Mayacamas Cabernet Sauvignon Mt Veeder2013 Historic Vineyard Society Zinfandel Bedrock Vineya Read More

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  • This Topic is partially intended to start a new thread on daily wine drinking as the earlier topics are just too long and too general.  How about telling us more about your choices and helping me start a new thread for the next generation, so to speak?  The "why" is the interesting part for some of us - but pictures are always welcome; after all... Read More

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  • Agreed on Riserva, and non-Riserva. I'm not really as interested in the ... ... White Label v. Red LabelSottimano - Supposedly he makes a Barbaresco Riserva, though I'd have to look more in to where the grapes are coming from (i.e. a blend, or the best blocks of Pajore...again, Tim would know)The Southern exposures do indeed sound like a trad... Read More

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  • Foxall and I are getting together for a Burgundy and Barolo dinner in Oakland this Saturday. We may have a seat or two available for anyone willing to make some spur of the moment travel plans. Read More

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  • Following up on the 2011 Sottimano Barbaresco...took this one to our annual Las Vegas convention in an insulated backpack with icepacks. Of course AC in the car all the way helped, and the ice packs kept it cool during setup, then got to the hotel room in fine order I have to assume...worked out well.Silky consistency with good earth, spice (som... Read More

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  • I think that 2010 Produttori normale is one to buy, also tried at a resto ... ... ... is supposedly very nice. Sottimano makes a pretty nice one...had a 2011 over the weekend that was quite a sexy beast.&nbs Read More

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  • I have 2 bottles of Sottimano 2012 Dolcetto d'Alba Bric del Salto. The drinking window is approximately 2014 to 2017. I am waiting for our next dinner at an Italian BYO restaurant, but may have to drink one with our next pizza night. Read More

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  • Thought this was an interesting mailer I'd share with you all. Already forwarded the e-mail to Fox as he is one of the few champions of Dolcetto that I know. This would also fit in well with the "weekday wines" thread. Fox and I agreeing it's a good week day pasta night wine, or even a 1st wine in a flight of Northern Italian Reds. To all Best W... Read More

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  • Sounds like fun OTWas cool to see the Sicilian passopisciaro...gave my only one ... it myself.Had the '08 Sottimano Pajore last year and it was real nice but missing a gear I expected from Neb...could've been decanted too long. Either way, I'm sure the '10's are better, and didn't know they were out already. Yet another wine to consider buyin Read More

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