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Moccagatta 'Basarin' Barbaresco 2016
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This is a red wine imageMoccagatta 'Basarin' Barbaresco 2016

$61.33$46.95
 
Wine Spectator 95
"Toasty oak wraps around the plum and cherry fruit in this lush red. Accents of menthol, tar and tobacco chime in as this builds to a long finish. Balanced and fresh, but needs time to integrate the oak. Best from 2023 through 2042. 400 cases made, 150 cases imported. BS"

Vinous Media 93
"Black cherry, spice, leather, cedar and menthol infuse the 2016 Barbaresco Basarin with striking aromatic complexity. Powerful and resonant, with terrific ... read more
This is a red wine
Item ID: #35681
Shelf at store:46d
Size: 750mL (wine)

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Wine Spectator 95
"Toasty oak wraps around the plum and cherry fruit in this lush red. Accents of menthol, tar and tobacco chime in as this builds to a long finish. Balanced and fresh, but needs time to integrate the oak. Best from 2023 through 2042. 400 cases made, 150 cases imported. BS"

Vinous Media 93
"Black cherry, spice, leather, cedar and menthol infuse the 2016 Barbaresco Basarin with striking aromatic complexity. Powerful and resonant, with terrific depth, the 2016 has so much to offer. Today, a hint of reduction lingers, but otherwise, the Basarin is very pretty and expressive. The 2016 finishes with real cut and an array of floral notes that add perfume and brightness. -- Antonio Galloni"

Wine Advocate 92
"The 2016 Barbaresco Basarin (with 6,000 bottles made) shows some evident oak definition with very ripe fruit, dark cherry and exotic spice. The Basarin is aged in oak for 18 months. This wine offers thick textural fiber and lots of succulent richness. It brings a lot of volume and depth, although the quality of the Nebbiolo here just may be a touch too ripe, and I have reduced the drinking window as a result. Some 6,000 bottles were made."

The Wine
This Barbaresco is birthed from the Basarin cru in Neive, Moccagattas only single vineyard located outside of the Barbaresco township. Basarin is marked by its high altitude and calcarerous-marl soils. These estate owned vineyards, dating back to 1967, are located at a southern exposure, allowing for proper sunshine at this high elevation site. The grapes are macerated on the skins in temperature-controlled steel vats before maturing in French oak barriques for 18 months.

The Estate
Moccagatta has been on a roll of late. For some reason, this small, family-run estate doesnt seem to get a lot of attention in some circles. Perhaps the house style is a bit out of favor these days. The Moccagatta Barbarescos are made with an approach that was once defined as modern, but today, 30 years after darker, richer wines started to come into favor, I am not sure modern is the right term. In any event, Sergio Minuto, and his daughter, Martina, excel with bold, racy Barbarescos that capture the essence of their vineyard sites in the town of Barbarescos. Yields were off by a whopping 60 in 2014 which resulted in unusually deep, powerful Barbarescos Its pretty tough to beat Moccagatta for quality and value these days.Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The vineyards of Moccagatta, located in the town of Barbaresco, have been in the Minuto family since the second half of 1800, when it came under the ownership of proprietor and patriarch Giovanni Minuto. Giovannis son, Luigi, began turning his familys harvest into wine in 1913 before passing down his lifes work to his sons, Lorenzo and Mario, in the early 50s.

A family affair to this very day, Moccagatta continues to focus on both the terroir of their homeland and the finesse that Barbaresco demands. The vineyards are all farmed organically and the wines, while being aged in a stunningly updated winery, speak of a place and of a people with a long history of tending this very land.

If you havent been introduced to the wines of Moccagatta, nows the time. And if you have, we welcome you to reacquaint yourself with these beautiful wines from Barbaresco.

Vineyard Management: Moccagatta takes part in the EU regulation to encourage low-environmental-impact methods and to improve the preservation of natural resources in rural areas through agricultural and environmental measures. Integrated insect and disease control is carried out, through a combination of methods that includes sexual confusion and the integration of strategically-placed birdhouses in the vineyards. Sulfur- and copper-based products are used at the minimum dosage levels possible. Only organic fertilizers (manure) are used. This manure comes from traditional cattle farms where no concentrated feed is given to the animals. Cover crops (grass cover) are left between the rows of vines.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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Moccagatta"Brothers Sergio and Franco Minuto make excellent, modern styled Barbarescos from their vineyards in Barbaresco and Neive...Readers looking for an elegant and modern interpretation of Barbaresco will find much to admire in the Moccagatta wines."– Wine Advocate

Founded in 1952, Franco and Sergio Minuto's extraordinary 10 hectare Moccagatta estate holds vines in the two townships of Barbaresco and Neive. The Barbarescos come from three crus of radically different character – Basarin, Cole, and Bric Balin – each one vinified separately so as to enhance the character particular to the terroir.

"Basarin," from vines around Neive, has sweet black fruits and currants on the nose, but is firm and lean on the palate, providing excellent nearer-term drinking. Moccagatta is the sole bottler of the "Cole" vineyard (considered a continuation of the famous Montestefano cru, near Barbaresco), of which they own just .5 hectares. Matured in barrique, this is an opulent, muscular wine of great longevity, with silken texture. "Bric Balin," named after a cherry tree on the home property, is the jewel of the three Barbarescos, an elegant, velvety wine with dense red fruits, cocoa and spice, matured entirely in part-new barriques. A barrel-fermented Barbera of remarkable complexity also comes from the Basarin, a well-known source of excellent Barbera. Moccagatta also makes small quantities of a deliciously pure Dolcetto. Sergio's daughter, Martina, and Franco's son, Stefano, are now fully involved in the daily operations of the estate.

Vineyard Management: Moccagatta takes part in the EU regulation to encourage low-environmental-impact methods and to improve the preservation of natural resources in rural areas through agricultural and environmental measures. Integrated insect and disease control is carried out, through a combination of methods that includes sexual confusion and the integration of strategically-placed birdhouses in the vineyards. Sulfur- and copper-based products are used at the minimum dosage levels possible. Only organic fertilizers (manure) are used. This manure comes from traditional cattle farms where no concentrated feed is given to the animals. Cover crops (grass cover) are left between the rows of vines.

Farming Practice:Practicing Organic

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