The Produttori del Barbaresco, founded in 1958, now has 51 members and controls more than 100 hectares (250 acres) of premium Nebbiolo vineyards in Barbaresco. Each family is in full control of its land, growing Nebbiolo grapes with centuries old skill and dedication.
In great vintages, nine single-vineyard Barbarescos are produced from nine classic premium sites within the Barbaresco village boundaries: Asili, Rabajà, Pora, Montestefano, Ovello, Pajè, Montefico, Muncagota, and Rio Sordo. These are the geographical names of sites where Nebbiolo grapes have always been cultivated. The name of the single-vineyards, the total number of bottles produced, and the name of the owners of the vineyards are marked on the labels.
Strong scents of salted liquorice, ripe cherry, turned earth, old campfire and undergrowth. Sooty in the palate, breathy dark cherry compote and juice, more earthiness and liquorice, rhubarb and blood orange acidity. Serious length, intensity, vibrancy. Structured and serious.
Tasted: June 2021; Alcohol: 15%; Price: $170; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2026-2046+; Rated: 94+ Points; Mike Bennie; The Wine Front
Ripe cherry, sweet baking spice, a little earthiness and sage. Pulls firm with dark red fruits and fleshy feel, earthy and chamois-like grip to tannin, excellent volume of fruit, savoury with black tea on a long finish. Stony feel too. Very good wine in 2016. Tasted: June 2021; Alcohol: 15%; Price: $170; Closure: Cork; Drink: 2023-2035; Rated: 95 Points; Gary Walsh; The Wine Front
The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota continues this tasting of frankly awe-inspiring wines. Rich, deep and super-expressive, the 2016 hits all the right notes. Black cherry, plum, spice, leather, licorice emerge, but only with great reluctance. The Muncagota is another wine in this range that clearly needs time. Date Tasted: Oct 2020; Drink: 2024-2041; Rating: 94+ Points; Antonio Galloni; Vinous
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