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WINE FRONT 95 POINTS!
ANTONIO GALLONI 94 POINTS!
"The 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano rounds out this series of wines from Produttori del Barbaresco. Ample and resonant on the palate, the Montestefano shows all the natural breadth that is so typical of this site. On the palate, the Montestefano is rich and explosive, with tremendous depth and fabulous overall balance. Dark cherry, plum, espresso, licorice and spice build into the dark, sumptuous finish." - Vinous Media
"Ripe, almost a choc-cherry flavour, nougat, spice. Plenty of traction, a cool mineral feel in with warm earth and red fruits. Almost sticky in tannin, pretty firm and almost aggressive as at now, but you can sense the potential in this wine. Power." - Wine Front
"Barbaresco DOCG is produced every year from the 100 hectares of vineyards controlled by the Produttori within the appellation, mainly in the Barbaresco village itself.
In the best vintages, the historical crus are vinified separately. Montestefano is one of the vineyards with higher concentration of calcium in the soil that gives to the wine a powerful tannic structure. It produces deep-flavoured wines with massive tannins, but quite ripe and well-integrated in the wine because of the warm, southerly exposure. In a wet season its grapes can hold rain well and it is usually the last one to be picked among the Barbaresco vineyards.
For all these reasons it is probably the Barbaresco that recalls Barolo, where tar and roses prevails on the refined violet flavors. Despite these qualities, it remains a true Barbaresco, never too heavy on the palate and with a classy finish that lingers on the palate without overwhelming your senses. First produced by Produttori in 1974." - Produttori del Barbaresco