Produttori del Barbaresco

Montestefano Barbaresco Riserva DOCG

Montestefano Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
Italy

Red Wine100% Nebbiolo
  • Tasting Notes
  • Pairs With
    red-meat
    Cheese (Hard)
    Pasta
  • ColorRuby Red
  • NoseDark, ripe fruit notes
    Black Cherryblack-cherry
    Blackberryblackberry
  • FlavorFull-bodied with solid structure, intense minerality and slow-maturing tannins

Piedmont At a Glance

Region Name Piedmont

Piemonte is considered by many the top wine region of Italy, being the land of Barolo and Barbaresco, even though these mega-popular wines only account for 3% of the region’s wine production.

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Press

Vintage Publication Score Review Date POS Generator
2016 Wine Advocate 98 Jun 2021 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2016 Vinous Media 98 Oct 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Spectator 94 Nov 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Spectator 94 Sep 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Advocate 94 Jul 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Wine Enthusiast 94 Jan 2020 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2015 Vinous Media 94 Nov 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Enthusiast 96 Jun 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Spectator 94 Oct 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
2014 Wine Advocate 93 Jun 2019 Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 98 Vintage 2016 Wine Advocate This is usually the last wine in this series of nine, representing the most powerful and concentrated side of the Nebbiolo spectrum as interpreted by Produttori del Barbaresco. The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano (with 12,516 bottles released) is rich and darkly saturated, with a plush and opulent bouquet that is redolent of red berry, dried raspberry and candied orange peel. This is a blend of fruit from vineyards owned by the Gonella, Maffei, Marcarino, Rivella, Rocca and Vacca families. You feel the density of the wine on the palate, thanks to firm tannins and lots of extra fruit weight and texture. Despite that extra muscle (and the usual 15% alcohol content), Montestefano also shows a soft and especially enriched personality. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 98 Vintage 2016 Vinous Media The 2016 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano is another profound wine in this lineup. There is virtually no perception of tannin, as the fruit is so rich and so voluptuous. Dark cherry/plum fruit, spice, menthol, licorice and a whole range of balsamic inflections grow as the Montestefano shows off its class. This profound Barbaresco will thrill readers for years to come. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2015 Wine Spectator This is supple and expressive, featuring strawberry, cherry, floral and freshly cut hay flavors on an elegant frame, undergirded by a stiff backbone of tannins, with racy acidity and a finish that melds the ripe fruity component with the structure. Tar, tobacco and licorice accents linger. Best from 2023 through 2045. 1,336 cases made, 275 cases imported Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2015 Wine Spectator This is supple and expressive, featuring strawberry, cherry, floral and freshly cut hay flavors on an elegant frame, undergirded by a stiff backbone of tannins, with racy acidity and a finish that melds the ripe fruity component with the structure. Tar, tobacco and licorice accents linger. Best from 2023 through 2045. 1,336 cases made, 275 cases imported. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2015 Wine Advocate This is the last wine I tasted in this group of nine from Produttori del Barbaresco. The reason I placed the 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano last is because it is usually considered to be the most powerful and determined in the flight. However, when you really get down to it, this vintage is more tight, streamlined and ethereal than expected. It is saving the best for later, and indeed, the wine is poised to evolve and open fully many years from now. There is a note of shyness here or restraint. Exactly 16,036 bottles were made, and this Riserva demands patience. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2015 Wine Enthusiast Balsamic aromas of camphor mingle with mature dark-skinned berry, leather, licorice and vanilla on this structured red. The full-bodied palate reflects the nose, delivering raspberry compote, star anise, crushed mint and hazelnut alongside firm, fine-grained tannins. Drink after 2023. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2015 Vinous Media The 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano is one of the deeper, wines in this range. Ample, broad and creamy, the 2015 has a ton of richness and power on display. It is also one of the wines in this range where the personality and style of the vineyard are very much in evidence. A rush of black cherry, plum, menthol, licorice and spice build into the racy finish as this powerful, beautifully resonant Barbaresco shows all it's got. Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 96 Vintage 2014 Wine Enthusiast Forest floor, red-skinned berry, leather and tobacco aromas mingle with a balsamic note. The focused, structured palate delivers juicy Morello cherry, raspberry compote and licorice while a graphite note backs up the finish. A backbone of fine-grained tannins and bright acidity gives it an age-worthy structure. Drink 2021–2034. KERIN O’KEEFE Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 94 Vintage 2014 Wine Spectator Pure cherry flavors permeate the rich flesh of this red, backed by vibrant acidity and fine tannins. Eucalyptus, earth and tar elements add depth as this cruises to a lingering finish. Fine intensity. Best from 2021 through 2040. 1,183 cases made, 277 cases imported. — BS Shelf Talker Full Page Review
  • Score: 93 Vintage 2014 Wine Advocate This is visibly the darkest in color and concentration of this series of wines from the well-known Produttori del Barbaresco cooperative. The 2014 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano offers round and supple fruit with dark cherry, blackberry and some easy spice. Once again, the wine is a bit flatter than I had hoped, lacking that extra level of snappy freshness. Shelf Talker Full Page Review