x
  • Weather

    1° C Scattered clouds
  • Time

    07:06 AM
  • Wine average?

    93 Tb
  • Popularity ranking?

    230

History

"My history begins at the end of the 60’s, when I finished the Enological School and I made the decision to produce wine; my first step was purchasing our house and cellar in the Cotta’ cru and the surrounding vineyards. At the beginning there were just few hectares , that only after many efforts (and some luck too) became the actual 18 hectares in ones of the greatest vineyards in Barbaresco. My wife Anna was always on my side, nothing would have been possible without her.

I always believe that every great wine is the result of a serious, conscientious and passionate work in the vineyards. That’s the reason why, since from the first day, I always tried to avoid any chemical products and herbicides , to preserve the natural balance of our soils.

In the cellar our vinification follows the same philosophy: natural yeasts, long macerations and a one-year-long permanence “sur lie” for the malolactical fermentation, as it was the rule decades ago.

My son Andrea and the daughter Elena are now part of the estate, with the same passion and dedication, I used to build our winery."

– Rino Sottimano

Read More
Close

Vineyards

We are firmly convinced that everything in the vineyards should be done in a serious and respectful way, with the only target of preserving the delicate balance between soils and the ecosystem. Starting from the begin, together with many other wineries of this region, we have begun to fight the traditional diseases of the vines with natural, environmentally friendly products, and to avoid any kind of herbicides and pesticides.

Read More
Close

Winemaking

Alcoholic fermentations is completely natural with indigenous yeasts, followed by a long aging in wood “sur lie” to complete the malolactical fermentation; there’s no use of sulphur until the final bottling, which happens with no filtering or fining.

Read More
Close

Highlights

Latest news

TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS ON NEXT MONDAY / 100 BEST CHAMPAGNE 2022 LIST by CHAMPAGNE MAGAZINE
WINERY NEWS Château Rieussec / The art of Metamorphosis Imagining the consumption of Sauternes by positioning it as an accompani  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS France has smallest harvest since 1957 / his would be the third consecutive year where the global production level is below average
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Château Mouton Rothschild unveils the label for its 2019 vintage / illustrated by Olafur Eliasson
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Angélus and Cult Wines explore NFT trend / An emerging trend in the collectibles market has made further inroads in wine via the release of a ‘non-fungible token’ linked to a barrel of Château Angélus 2020 and a digital artwork of the St-Emilion estate’s famous golden bells.
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Vega Sicilia Moves into Rías Baixas / .
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Record-Breaking Wine Sale At 2021 Hospices De Beaune Auction To Fight Against Female Violence And Breast Cancer / With a new auctioneer, the historic event sold barrels of 2021 Burgundies to raise $15.3 million for health care and women's charities
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS New Zealand vintage 'exceptional' but down 19% / The quality of the 2021 vintage has been described as "exceptional" throughout New Zealand’s wine regions, although the harvest was smaller than hoped for, according to New Zealand Winegrowers
WINE NEWS: Brut Premier NV (10's) / Louis Roederer Launches its Replacement for Brut Premier with Collection 242 NV Louis Roederer Re  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS 2021 The Penfolds Collection / by Andrew Caillard, MW
WINE NEWS: Cristal 2013 / Champagne Louis Roederer launches Cristal 2013   The top-end expression from the house wa  more ...
WINERY NEWS Warre's / The New Normal 2019 Douro Harvest Report It is easy for visitors to the Douro to assume that  more ...
WINE NEWS: Dom Pérignon 2012 / Dom Pérignon Released Two Exceptional New Champagne Vintages. As fans of Dom know, the hou  more ...
VINTAGE NEWS: 1997 / 1997 Vintage Report by Angelo Gaja:  This is a vintage that we had five weeks with hot weather,  more ...
WINERY NEWS Château Ducru-Beaucaillou / Château Ducru-Beaucaillou Celebrates 300 Years with Exclusive Commemorative Label Acclaimed  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Bordeaux Is Back And Prices Are Rising: 2020 Futures Prices and Analysis / Mouton-Rothschild, Margaux, Haut-Brion, Palmer, Smith-Haut-Lafitte and other big names release futures. And prices are starting to increase dramatically
WINERY NEWS Château Climens / BORDEAUX PROFILE: CHÂTEAU CLIMENS 10th February, 2021 by Colin Hay Terroir, history and conte  more ...
WINERY NEWS Joseph Drouhin / Drouhin to mark milestone anniversary of Clos des Mouches in novel way Burgundy grower and negoci  more ...
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS 2020 Bordeaux ‘highest scoring vintage ever’ at top end / By Andrew Catchpole
TASTINGBOOK WINE NEWS Rare Champagne unveils its 2008 Vintage / .

Wine Moments

Here you can see wine moments from tastingbook users.    or    to see wine moments from your world.

 Sottimano  has updated producer and wine information

22d 7h ago

 Christer Byklum , Wine Writer (Norway)  tasted  4 wines  from  Sottimano . In a tasting of  35 wines 

2015 Heitz Cellar Martha’s Vineyard Cabernet Sauvignon / Ruby. Blackberries, anise, some spices, liquorice, vanilla, detailed and layered, stunning nose. Fresh acidity, ripe tannins, dark fruits, anise, some spices, detailed, layered and intense, rich, dense yet bright. Minty and long. 96

22d 18h ago

 Luca Gardini, Wine Writer (Italy)  tasted  1 wines  from  Sottimano . In a tasting of  31 wines 

Giodo Brunello di Montalcino DOCG 2016 / 100 points / A wine project of great substance behind a bottle of extraordinary intensity that benefits from a light maceration on the skins. Alcohol-infused marasca cherries and fresh bay leaf on the nose. The mouth is crunchy, dense with salty tannins. A balsamic note reappearing on the finish. 

3m 14d ago

 Sottimano  has updated producer and wine information

1y 6m ago

Incorrect Information
If you found some information that is wrong, let us know

HOW TO USE TASTINGBOOK?

We recommend you to share few minutes for watching the following video instructions of how to use the Tastingbook. This can provide you a comprehensive understanding of all the features you can find from this unique service platform.

This video will help you get started



Taste wines with the Tastingbook


Create Your wine cellar on 'My Wines'



Explore Your tasted wines library



Administrate Your wine world in Your Profile



Type a message ...
Register to Tastingbook
Register now, it's fast, easy and totally free. No commitments, only enjoyments.
  Register
BWW 2022

BWW 2022 - Who is the Best Wine Critic of the World?

Wine Professionals and wine lovers from all around the world choose, who is most reliable and influential wine critic in the world.

 

VOTE NOW YOUR FAVOURITE WINE CRITIC!

 

BWW - Best Wine of the World -Competition is the largest wine competition in the world, whether measured by the number of wines, the number of consumers involved or the judges taking part.