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FALL 2018

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xxx | 93 MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS V ISIT u S AT MORRELLWINE .c OM cALL 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) a ndrea officially took the reins of the Sottimano winery in 2005 with his eyes set on using the raw ingredients found within their vineyards to create a portfolio of Barbaresco that was styled after his other love in life– Burgundy. l ittle did he know at the time that these changes would be so appealing to Barbaresco lovers around the world. It took little convincing as his new portfolio began to hit the market. The wines of Sottimano had changed, and it was a noticeable, positive change, brought on by a rethinking of the modern techniques that had been employed in their vineyards and winery. The wines were cleaner, refined, elegant, yet finely structured and still able to communicate the intricate traits of each vineyard. m uch of this resulted from a reduction of new wood in the winery, along with cold, long macerations and aging on the lees. e ach of their single-vineyard wines have become overperformers in the region, yet it is the Barbaresco Pajore, which has come to be known as the epitome of the house style. Pajore is pure class and elegance, with the balance to please upon release, but also age effortlessly in the cellar. It's a Barbaresco that dreamt it was a Grand Cru Burgundy, just as Andrea always wanted. ✦ Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore 2015 VM 94 » $72 "... Racy, silky and generous... The Pajoré will need at least a few years to shed some tannin, but it is very showy, even at this early stage." garrigue...rich and chewy on the long finish..." Antonio Galloni (1528105) T H e G R a N d C R u Bu RG u N d Y OF Ba RB a R e SCO a s Barbaresco continues to gain the recognition it deserves, it's important to give credit to the winemakers that led the charge and reintroduced the world to what was possible outside of their neighbors in Barolo. One such winemaker is undoubtedly a ndrea Sottimano.

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