Moccagatta 'Bric Balin' Barbaresco 2015
Item Number: 31794
Not Vintage Specific
Item Number: 31794
Wine Spectator 97
"Offers an intense display of cherry, kirsch, rose, sandalwood and spice aromas and flavors. The kaleidoscope of flavors is matched to a firm, racy structure. It all comes together on the never-ending, mineral-tinged aftertaste. Best from 2023 through 2043. 1,100 cases made. –BS"
James Suckling 95
"The finesse and intensity are so beautiful with cherries, cedar, sandalwood and a floral character on the nose and palate. Medium body, ultra-fine tannins and a flavorful finish. A great wine. Drink or hold.
Publish Date: Monday, September 24, 2018"
Vinous Media 93
"The 2015 Barbaresco Bric Balin has more than enough structure and breadth to handle the natural richness of the year. Expansive and resonant on the palate, the 2015 has a lot to recommend it. Blood orange, mint, red-toned fruit and floral notes find a striking counterpoint in the wine's vibrancy and underlying structure. -- Antonio Galloni"
100% Nebbiolo grown in the commune of Babaresco, where calcareous blue marl soils dominate. All of the fruit comes from the slopes of the Muncagöta cru, which happens to be the dialect form of “Moccagatta”. The grapes are macerated on the skins in temperature-controlled steel tanks, then the wine is aged in French oak barriques, of which approximately 40% are new, for 18 months. 1,300 cases produced annually.
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. Giovanni’s son, Luigi, began turning his family’s harvest into wine in 1913 before passing down his life’s work to his sons, Lorenzo and Mario, in the early 50’s.
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 haven’t been introduced to the wines of Moccagatta, now’s 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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