Produttori del Barbaresco Barberesco Riserva Muncagota 2016 750ml - Bottle Shop of Spring Lake
Produttori del Barbaresco Barberesco Riserva Muncagota 2016 750ml
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Produttori del Barbaresco Barberesco Riserva Muncagota 2016

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Produttori del Barbaresco, founded in 1958, is the premier cooperative of Barbaresco wines. They now have 51 members and control 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. The vinery produces a Barbaresco D.O.C.G., a blend of Nebbiolo grapes harvested from different vineyards, and a simpler Nebbiolo Langhe suited for earlier consumption. These families make more money for their grapes when submitting a higher quality, so this ensures the cooperative receives the best of the best. In every vintage, Produttori del Barbaresco releases a Barbaresco from many different vineyards and maintains the style of the house. 

In the very best vintages, nine single-vineyard Barbarescos are also 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.

The Produttori del Barbaresco, which vinifies only Nebbiolo grapes, produce around 550,000 bottles (45,000 cases) per year. In a good vintage they are divided among Barbaresco (50%), single vineyard Barbarescos (30%) and Nebbiolo Langhe (20%).


Wine Advocate
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The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota stands out in this group of nine for the slightly more mineral-driven definition on the bouquet and the bigger textural impact and structure of the mouthfeel. There is plenty of wild fruit and cherry, but the wine's aromas also veer toward crushed stone, iron ore, spice and candied orange peel. You feel the impact on the palate, thanks to integrated tannins, freshness and an elegant dose of fruit or phenolic weight. Fruit for this wine is sourced from vineyards owned by the Bellora, Lignana and Viglino families. Production for Muncagota in this vintage is 11,157 bottles.

Wine Spectator
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Balsamic notes of juniper eucalyptus and pine align with floral cherry and black currant flavors in this supple well-structured red. Balanced and long with a lingering aftertaste of rose cherry and mineral. Best from 2024 through 2043.

Vinous
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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.

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