Morrell & Co. Wine Catalog

FALL 2015

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MORRELL FINE WINE AND SPIRITS Call 800.96.WINES (800.969.4637) • Visit us at • Complimentary delivery on all orders over $150 in NY and CT 68 There's a lot of chatter about the 2011 vintage in Barbaresco The breaKouT vinTage For barbaresco b ack in the day, many of us believed the vintages of this region followed the same ups and downs of its neighbors in Barolo. However, today we know better; Barbaresco has it's own microclimate and drastically different soils, which is the main reason for its reputation of having earlier accessibility. But make no mistake, Barbaresco is a very serious wine with tremendous aging potential—and 2011 is a vintage to go deep on. In Antonio Galloni's recent report "Barbaresco's Stellar 2011s," the Sottimano Pajore scored in the top five wines. This should come as no surprise. Sottimano has been playing from strength to strength over the last five vintages. Originally with a much more 'modern' lean, in recent years the winery has taken to a less interventionalist approach; eschewing any chemical treatments in the vineyards and employing longer, cool fermentations with aging on the lees and minimal racking. At Sottimano, it is a truly Burgundian approach to winemaking which now sets these new releases apart from the rest of the region. ✦ Sottimano Barbaresco Pajore 2011 AG 95 » $59 "Sottimano's 2011 Barbaresco Pajoré bursts from the glass with licorice, smoke, sweet spices and leather. Dense and powerful, yet also light on its feet, the 2011 is remarkably well-balanced...In 2011, the Pajoré speaks to polish above all else." (1557037) Sottimano Barbaresco Curra 2011 AG 95 » $74 "The 2011 Barbaresco Currà is fabulous...impresses for its nearly seamless personality and exceptional balance... Readers should not miss the 2011, as it is fabulous!" (1557038) ITALY: BARBARESCO

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