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Produttori del Barbaresco
Montestefano Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Piemonte

 

This 12.5 acre vineyard resides on a steep hillside so it can withstand more rain than some of the other vineyards. Montestefano is the "Barolo" of the single vineyard Barbaresco rieserves from Produttori del Barbaresco. Its meaty structure and thickness on the palate make it an excellent aging wine. The first vintage of Montestefano was produced in 1974.


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

Vineyard Location: Single vineyard Montestefano
Orientation: South
Elevation: 885 ft
Trellising: Guyot single cane
Yield/Acre: 27 ql
Soil: Calcareous limestone with sandy veins

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: Dark, ripe fruit notes
Flavor: Full-bodied and thick on the palate with a powerful 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