2008 Produttori del Barbaresco - Montefico Barbaresco

2008 Produttori del Barbaresco - Montefico Barbaresco

10/21/2021, 10:01:50 PM
2008 Produttori del Barbaresco - Montefico Barbaresco Riserva (94 pts) @produttoridelbarbaresco @viaswine @rarewineco · 🙋‍♂️ Last post in the series - thoughts, comments, or snarky remarks❓· ℹ️ The Montefico vineyard is probably the most under the radar vineyard of Barbaresco and I don't exactly know why. It has similar soils to Montestefano with high calcium content. The exposure is full South which guarantees ripeness, but it gets cooling winds off the Tanaro River in the mornings to balance it out. The vineyard elevation is 230-260 m. The wines of Montefico tend to be austere when young and not as full bodied as Montestefano, but they always have a mineral finish. First produced as a single vineyard in 1970· 👁 Medium ruby color· 👃 Medium+ intensity on the nose. Aromas of dried flowers, violets, bing cherry, red currant, and cranberry· 👄 The wine is dry, high acidity, medium+ chalky tannins, medium+ alcohol, and medium+ body. Long finish of violets and crunchy red fruit· 🔔 I hate to use the term, but this was the most "Burgundian" of the wines and that spoke to me when tasting blind. In the past I have collected Montestefano, but have changed to Montefico because of it's elegance and balance. This is NOT the most famous Cru of Barbaresco, but it really over delivers. This was 1 of 9 for me and 2 of 9 for the group. In Blind, We Trust 😎

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