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Produttori del Barbaresco
Muncagota Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
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This 9.8 acre vineyard is on a ridge further from the Tanaro river.  This ridge has more compact soil and higher calcium levels that create bigger tannins in the wine then some of the other Produttori del Barbaresco single vineyard wines.  The cooler climate and higher elevation of  Muncagota give the wine a unique floral and mineral character.   The first vintage was produced in 1967.

2007 is the first vintage under the Muncagota name.


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

Vineyard Location: Single vineyard Muncagota
Orientation: Southeast
Elevation: 980 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: Red fruit notes with delicate floral hints
Flavor: Elegant and full-bodied with a firm tannic finish
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