Showing darker and slightly more saturated fruit, the Sottimano 2016 Barbaresco Currá is a more robust and amply endowed wine compared to the other single-vineyard expressions in this portfolio. Drawing its fruit from the village of Neive, the Currá offers ripe berry and redcurrant with softer tones of spice and tilled earth. The wine's concentration and richness are an absolute pleasure, and you could direct this bottle to a heavier roasted meat dish when the time is right. Fruit is drawn from a 1.5-hectare plot in Neive.
96+ points, Wine Advocate (June 2021)
The 2016 Barbaresco Currà is energetic and tense, but it also shows a bit more oak influence than the other Barbarescos in the range. That should not be a huge issue, as the Currà is always slow to mature. Floral and spiced notes bring added lift as this detailed, finely sculpted Barbaresco opens up. Constantly changing in the glass, the Currà captures all the mystique and intrigue that are such essential attributes of top-notch, fine Nebbiolo. I loved it.
95+ points, Vinous (October 2018)
'I can’t say enough good things about the Sottimano family and the work they have done over the years to firmly establish themselves among Barbaresco’s top growers. This is one of the few places in Piedmont where every wine is consistently delicious. The only question is how delicious. In recent years, Andrea Sottimano has worked to give his Barbareschi extended time on the lees in a cold cellar, which also slows down the malos. This distinctly Burgundian approach stands in stark contrast to the way most French oak-aged wines are made in Piedmont, where malos typically follow right after the alcoholic fermentations.' Antonio Galloni, October 2012.