In “𝗜𝘁𝗮𝗹𝘆, 𝗣𝗶𝗲𝗱𝗺𝗼𝗻𝘁: 𝗕𝗿𝗮𝗶𝗻 𝗙𝗼𝗴 – 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟳 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗼𝗹𝗼, 𝟮𝟬𝟭𝟴 𝗕𝗮𝗿𝗯𝗮𝗿𝗲𝘀𝗰𝗼 & 𝗠𝗼𝗿𝗲,” Monica Larner reviews:
𝐆𝐈𝐔𝐒𝐄𝐏𝐏𝐄 𝐂𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐄𝐒𝐄 𝐑𝐚𝐛𝐚𝐣𝐚̀ 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐨 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖 – 𝟗𝟑+ 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬
“Giuseppe Cortese’s 2018 Barbaresco Rabajà is fresh and vibrant with a tonic, almost electric personality. The wine shows the kind of freshness you get from mineral-rich soils that translate to both the bouquet and the palate. There are points of sour cherry and bramble with rusty nail and some tart orange zest. This release of 17,000 bottles is probably the most successful wine from this estate that I have reviewed over the years.”
𝐆𝐈𝐔𝐒𝐄𝐏𝐏𝐄 𝐂𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐄𝐒𝐄 𝐁𝐚𝐫𝐛𝐚𝐫𝐞𝐬𝐜𝐨 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟖 – 𝟗𝟐 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬
“The 2018 Barbaresco shows a slightly sweet side with dried plum or cherry confit. But there is a tart fruit and savory side as well that veers toward grilled rosemary, spice and iron ore. These unfold quickly as the wine takes on more air in the glass. These results are accessible and very pretty. The wine awards you a straight-shooting expression of Barbaresco that is balanced and proper.”
𝐆𝐈𝐔𝐒𝐄𝐏𝐏𝐄 𝐂𝐎𝐑𝐓𝐄𝐒𝐄 𝐋𝐚𝐧𝐠𝐡𝐞 𝐍𝐞𝐛𝐛𝐢𝐨𝐥𝐨 𝟐𝟎𝟏𝟗 – 𝟗𝟎 𝐩𝐨𝐢𝐧𝐭𝐬
“The Giuseppe Cortese 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo pours from the bottle with a lean color and appearance. It shows shiny highlights of both garnet and darker shade of purplish ruby. This wine happily and fullheartedly embraces all of the most naked characteristics of the Nebbiolo grape, with forest fruit, tilled earth and freshly milled white pepper. This is a terrific wine for an informal trattoria meal with a huge spread of appetizers and slices of pizza shared by friends from the same pie.