2013, Produttori Barbaresco, Barbaresco Muncagota Riserva

Barbaresco, Piedmont, Italy
Red

(Priced at per bottle)

Vintage
Size

Score: 94

Drinking Dates: 2022-2040

Critic: Monica Larner

Tasted: 29-Jun-2018

You may remember that this wine was once called Moccagatta. Produttori del Barbaresco reverted to the local Piemontese spelling of the name in 2007 to stay consistent with the geographic mapping of local cru sites. The 2013 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota stands apart from the nine other single-vineyard Riservas presented by Produttori del Barbaresco this vintage. Of these various wines, this is the most salty and savory. There is less primary fruit intensity here. The bouquet is laced with grilled rosemary and wild sage. This growing site absorbs loads of morning sunshine with southeast-facing exposures. The mouthfeel is characterized by dry tannins and very long, balsam-like persistence. Dried ginger and herbs appear on the menthol-like finish.