2024 - 5055
The Produttori del Barbaresco 2015 Barbaresco Riserva Muncagota shows beautifully in this sunny and warm vintage, producing intense and compelling primary fruit with wild cherry, plum and black currant. Compared to the other Riservas, the fruit profile of Muncagota is darker and richer. More significant is the role the tannins play in this wine. They contribute to a long and firm spinal cord that gives structure and muscle mass. This Barbaresco Riserva shows an affinity to shaved truffles over egg pasta, or gamey fowl such as duck or pigeon. Some 16,666 bottles were made.
I've written this many times before, but it bears repeating: Produttori del Barbaresco is one of Italy's ultimate values for your money. This truly exceptional set of new releases is a case in point. The cooperative's best wines cap out at an almost unreal $68 in United States retail. Starting from the most delicate and ending with the most powerful wine, this is the order of my tasting: