Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva "Montestefano" DOCG 2014 (Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 95+] [WS 94]

Produttori del Barbaresco Riserva "Montestefano" DOCG 2014
(Piedmont, Italy) - [VM 95+] [WS 94]

Regular price $75.00 Sale price $67.97 Save $7.03

VM95+ WS94
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About the Winery:

Produttori del Barbaresco is a legendary cooperative founded in the late nineteenth century and is the benchmark for the region's gorgeous wines. 

Here's what Wine Advocate's Monica Larner had to say about this winery:
"This important estate has been making the cru selections since 1978 and the house philosophy is to make them all, or not make them at all. General Manager Aldo Vacca says the co-operative counts 54 members, of which four joined the group within the past three years. Produttori del Barbaresco counts a total of 100 hectares (for an average annual bottle production of 500,000). Each individual farm is very small in size.

The cooperative's access to many small vineyards allows Produttori del Barbaresco to take advantage of the best grapes at the best prices.

About the wine:

Grape variety: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyard size: 4.5 hectares (11 acres)
Vineyard exposure: south
Soil: calcareous limestone
Vinification: fermentation at 30°c (85°f), 28 days of skin contact time, malolactic completed
Ageing: 36 months in large oak barrels and 12 months in bottles
Bottling date: april 2017
Total production: 17,104 bottles and 1,448 magnums
Vintage: medium body vintage with intense spicy fruit, tight, powerful tannins and long finish
Vineyard character: full bodied wines with dark and ripe fruit, thick on the palate, firm tannic finish
Longevity: 20 years from the vintage
Vineyard owners: Gonella, Maffei, Marcarino, Rivella, Rocca, Vacca
Food matches: fresh egg-pasta dishes, risotto, white and red meat, game, venison, cheeses

Ratings & Reviews

95+ Points - Vinous Media:
"One of the many highlights in this range, the Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano is superb. A big enrobing wine, the Montestefano wraps around the palate with stunning depth. Today, the Montestefano is utterly embryonic, and yet it exudes depth, resonance and pure class. The Montestefano is one of the more complete wines in the range because of the way it deftly balances fruit intensity and structure. Readers will have to be patient, though." - Antonio Galloni (Oct 2018)

94 Points - Wine Spectator Magazine:
"Pure cherry flavors permeate the rich flesh of this red, backed by vibrant acidity and fine tannins. Eucalyptus, earth and tar elements add depth as this cruises to a lingering finish. Fine intensity. Best from 2021 through 2040." - BS (June 12, 2019)