Barbaresco From A Stellar Vintage – Wine & Spirits Magazine

Barbaresco From A Stellar Vintage


The sloping Muncagota MGA (courtesy of Produttori del Barbaresco)

Muncagota’s southeast-facing slopes yielded an exciting wine in the balanced 2016 vintage. Its red-cherry and raspberry flavors are tangy and precise, drawn out by vibrant acidity as the wine takes on notes of licorice and soft herbs. The freshness and clarity of fruit make the wine so enticing now, yet it’s destined to give even more with time in the cellar. As one of our tasters noted, this is everything you want from a Riserva in a good vintage.

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Produttori del Barbaresco 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota

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is the Italian wine editor at Wine & Spirits magazine.


This story appears in the print issue of December 2021.
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