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Produttori del Barbaresco
Montefico Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Piemonte

This 7.5 acre vineyard is one of the best kept secrets in Barbaresco. Montefico takes on the deep character of a classic Barbaresco.  Cultivated in a warm microclimate, this wine has a massive character that is austere without being tight.  The first vintage of Montefico was produced in 1967.


Owner: Co-operative with 52 members
Website: www.produttoridelbarbaresco.com
Winemaker: Gianni Testa
Type: Red wine
Varietals: 100% Nebbiolo

Vineyard Location: Single vineyard Montefico
Orientation: South
Elevation: 820 ft
Trellising: Guyot single cane
Yield/Acre: 27 ql
Soil: Calcareous limestone

Vinification
Fermentation in stainless steel tanks at 85°F with maceration on the skins for 28 days; complete malolactic fermentation

Aging Process
36 months in large, oak casks and bottle refined for eight months before release

Tasting Notes
Color: Ruby red
Bouquet: Rich, spicy red fruit notes
Flavor: Full-bodied with solid structure, intense minerality and slow-maturing tannins
Pairings: Pairs well with fresh egg pastas, risottos, white meats, red meats, venison and cheeses

Alcohol Content: 14%
Serving Temperature: 64°F
Production: 13,000 bottles