Sottimano “Maté” Dry Brachetto 2021, Piedmont
Az. Agr. Sottimano was founded in 1975 by Maggiore Sottimano. Today, Maggiore’s son Andrea is the winemaker and uses his father’s 30+ years of experience to make decisions in the vineyard. They are based in Barbareco. The vineyards are farmed organically with cover crops promoting bio-diversity. Maté is a small vineyard of Brachetto in the Commune of Neive. It is 1 hectare of 30 year-old vines. Fermentation and Maceration on the skins normally takes about 7-8 days. Only native yeasts are used. Malolactic fermentation is completed in stainless steel, where the wine remains for approximately 8 months. There is no filtering and no fining prior to bottling. This Brachetto is fermented dry and is a joy to drink. You will find it to be light-boded and highly aromatic.