One of the badges of honor of this job is turning up a wine of beauty, power, expressiveness, length, and deliciousness that is also – and this is always the challenging part – a wine of great value.
Well, folks, we've threaded the needle today with this bottle from the great Giuseppe Cortese: their 2019 Barbaresco DOCG, which Wine Enthusiast made an Editor's Choice, awarding 95 points and singling out its aromatics ("fragrant purple flower, red berry and wild herb"), "tightly knit tannins," and "bright acidity."
With this pedigree and this seal of approval, you might expect to pay twice as much as Cortese has made this available for. Which, with our special Concierge Family pricing, amounts to an even bigger deal, at just under $36 a bottle!
Located in the heart of the famous Rabajà zone, Cortese is a small, family-owned winery that prides itself on conscientiousness and craft. It's a largely throwback philosophy, favoring careful, hands-on selection of grape clusters, a traditional approach to vinification, and limiting the use of modern techniques in the cellar.
It’s all on vivid display in this Barbaresco, a terroir-driven wine that carries the house signature in every sip: balance, finesse, subtle complexity.
We're also proud to be able to bring you three others from the Cortese portfolio: their 91-point 2019 Langhe Nebbiolo DOC; their 90-point 2020 Barbera d'Alba DOC; and their 2020 Langhe Dolcetto.
One of the hallmarks of Cortese wines throughout the years – from the days when Giuseppe himself ran things to the present, under the direction of his son, Piercarlo – is their ageability.
This is one of the reasons collectors have long known that Cortese is such a smart buy: as drinkable as the wines are when young, they are built to mature gracefully, rewarding you many times over in their later years.
We expect that these will be no exceptions, and urge you to take advantage of this offer to stock your shelves with the soulfully sublime wines of this enduring icon of Nebbiolo!
*Offer NOT valid in-store. This offer is made pre-arrival, with wines estimated to be delivered to your preferred store in Winter 2022 (Dec. 21, 2022 - Mar. 21, 2023). With the supply chain issues that we are seeing globally, there may be some unforeseen delays which could affect the ETA. All sale prices are the lowest available at Total Wine & More and ONLY valid through Concierge Sales. No further discounts or coupons may be applied. Offer not valid in MI, NY, or TN. This offer is for ONE WEEK, or until sold out, and will expire on Monday, November 28, 2022.
*Due to limited storage space for pre-ordered product, we can only hold orders for 30 days from the first notification that your order is ready for pickup. If you are unable to pick up your order within 30 days, please contact Concierge Sales at (855) 841-2752 or email@example.com to make an arrangement. A store associate may reach out periodically to notify you of your order. Unfortunately, if no arrangements have been made, after 30 days, the order will need to be cancelled and we will provide a full refund. No orders will be cancelled without multiple communication attempts.