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Giuseppe Cortese Barbaresco 2021

14.5% abv

Vol- 75cl

Rounded yet restrained with dark fruits bound in a finely balanced tannins. From a selection of older vines in the Trifolera vineyard and younger vines in Rabaja. The wine has around 30 days of fermentation in stainless steel and old cement tanks The wine is then aged for 18/20 months in Slavonian oak barrels ranging in size of 17 to 25 hectolitres and in age of 5/6 years minimum. Minimum 6 months of maturing in the bottle before being released for sale.

“The 2021 Barbaresco is powerful, dark and full of character. Macerated dark cherry, plum, sage, lavender, menthol and cloves infuse the 2021 with tons of character. This deep, flavorful Barbaresco delivers the goods, big time. In fact, 2021 is an especially fine edition of this bottling. The straight Barbaresco is a blend of young vines and less favorites positions plus blocks in Trifolera.” 2025 -2036
94 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous, September 2023

£145.00  Per Case 6 x 75cl (6 x £24.17)   exclusive of Duty and VAT.

Limited stock, only 10 remaining

Important. This is a bonded product and is priced exclusive of Duty and VAT. Wines must be purchased by the unmixed case. The case size is detailed in the Product Details. After purchase we will contact you to arrange either the wine's continued storage in a bonded warehouse as designated by HM Customs & Excise or for the payment of the pertinent Duty and VAT, where after delivery can be arranged. Transfer & delivery fees will be charged at cost.

The story of the winery is the story of a family that has been protecting and enhancing Barbaresco since 1971 And for anyone with just a passing knowledge of the wines from the area, they will recognise the estate as one of the greatest in the region.
The family winegrowing tradition is now carried on by Giuseppe’s children, Pier Carlo, Tiziana, and son-in-law Gabriele, who look ahead with the determination that has always been the Cortese family’s most distinguishing feature. Attentive, rigorous care of the estate’s vineyards, strict selection, a traditional approach to vinification, and a gentle hand with modern techniques are the ingredients that define the unmistakable personality and unique flavours of Cortese’s wines
The family lives in the hamlet of Rabaja, most famous cru in Barbaresco. This steep, amphitheater is home to some of the greatest Barbaresco ever made and is undoubtedly of "Grand Cru" status. They're the biggest owners with 9 hectares.

'Actually, for most people, it’s the single greatest Barbaresco vineyard of all: to put this statement into better perspective for you, consider that if we were to list together all of Barbaresco’s and Barolo’s vineyards together, Rabajà would still make it in the top five. That’s how good it is. And the Giuseppe Cortese estate happens to be the biggest landowner of Rabajà.' Ian d'Agata

Reference #:
14.5 ABV
Bottles per Case
6 bottles

What do I pay for delivery?

Orders under £150 are charged an initial £9.95 incl. VAT.

Northern Ireland, Isle of Man, Isles of Scilly.
Orders under £190 are charged an initial £12.00 incl.

All stock bought from Bond will be charged at delivery cost as quoted by the bond. As this varies dependent on the location of the wines and ultimate destination this will be quoted to you at the point of billing for VAT and duty.

And can we change order.

Deliveries are normally between 09.00 and 17.00 Tuesday to Friday and a signature is required on receipt of delivery. (We do not ship on a Friday for Monday delivery unless specifically requested to do so).

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a further email and/or text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

If you are out a card is left, with an instruction to call the local depot to re-arrange delivery. Alternatively, you can inform us to “leave safe”, “leave with a neighbour”, “leave in garage” etc. and we will pass this information onto the courier. Please remember that, in accordance with our Terms & Conditions, alcohol will only be left with persons over 18 Years Old.

A shipping confirmation email will be sent when your order has been processed and shipped. You will be sent a text with a delivery time slot and a consignment number along with instructions on how to amend this if required.

We use Mailsafe packaging and double walled cardboard boxes for secure shipping of all bottles. Clear labelling marked FRAGILE is applied and all our despatches.

UK mainland deliveries are overnight from confirmation of despatch with the exception of the following postcodes where deliveries are made on a 2 to 5 day service from despatch : 

IV 3 to 11, IV14 to 28, IV 40 & IV 51 to 54, IV 63. KW 1 to 3 & KW 5 to 14. PH 33 to 41