Carlo Giacosa Barbaresco ‘Montefico’ | 2017
Importer Notes: The Montefico Cru in Barbaresco is shared by only a few producers in the region. Donato Giacosa was among the first to plant here and shortly after a handful of regional king pins followed suit. The Giacosa’s manage a small acreage of vines here (1.36 hectares) and produce very small quantities.
Grapes: 100% Nebbiolo
Vineyard: Montefico Cru
Vine Age: 20-30 years
Altitude: 230-260 MASL
Soil: Clay & limestone
Winemaking: Native yeast fermentation and 45 day maceration. Aged 3 years in French oak (40hl) and an additional 6 months in bottle. Filtering is obtained by transferring to stainless steel for one month before bottling and allowing particles to settle gently. Produced with minimal SO2 additions.
Production: 500 cases (9l)
Tasting Notes: Fresh wild berries and dried rose. Elegant and expansive.
Pairings: Braised beef, truffles.
Critical Acclaim: JS | 91