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Barbaresco 'Montefico', Carlo Giacosa

Barbaresco 'Montefico', Carlo Giacosa
  • 100% Nebbiolo from the estate’s parcel in Montefico
  • From a full south exposure of 1.36 ha in the Montefico cru of Barbaresco that the family started farming in 1992
  • Altitude: 180-230 meters above sea level
  • Compact calcareous clay soils
  • Spontaneous fermentation and maceration lasts 40 days in stainless steel
  • Ages for 3 years in large oak cask
  • 650 cases produced each year on average
  • First vintage 1993
Producer:
Vintage:
2016
Country:
Italy
Region:
Piedmont
Appellation:
Barbaresco
Variety:
Nebbiolo
Color:
Red

Press & Reviews

Wine Enthusiast

Score:
94
Date:
2019-10-01
Review:
A lovely fragrance composed of wild berry, violet, aromatic herbs and star anise lifts out of the glass along with a whiff of new leather. It's vibrant, focused and savory, delivering juicy Morello cherry, crushed raspberry, licorice and roasted coffee bean framed in fine-grained tannins and racy acidity. Drink 2024–2031.

James Suckling

Score:
92
Date:
2019-11-07
Review:
Dried cranberries, tangerines, sour cherries and lemon rind are all in play. Medium body and grainy tannins wrapped up with flair by tight acidity on the medium-chewy finish. Drink from 2021.