2013 Produttori del Barbaresco Montestefano Barbaresco Riserva DOCG Italy

$157.99 USD

Winery Notes

"Ruby red in color, this wine offers aromas of dark, ripe fruit. On the palate, it is full-bodied, with solid structure, intense minerality and slow-maturing tannins.

Great with fresh egg pastas, risottos, white meats, red meats, venison and old cheese."


"This is full-bodied, displaying cherry, licorice, wild herb, iron and tobacco notes. The dense tannins take over and dominate the finish now, despite this remaining fresh and long. Full-bodied and minerally. *Highly Recommended*" 

Rated 96 Points Wine Spectator

"The final wine in this portfolio of amazing single-vineyard expressions is the 2013 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano. This is the densest and darkest of them all, and I would therefore suggest that the longest drinking window be reserved for this expression. Montestefano is shaped as an amphitheater of vines that locks in the summer heat and sees less wind compared to Montefico. This is a solid and firm wine with deep, dark intensity and solid tannins that form an unyielding backbone. You should hold onto this bottle for at least 5 more years before popping the cork. Drink 2022-2048."

Rated 95 Points Wine Advocate

 "A dark, brooding wine, the 2013 Barbaresco Riserva Montestefano comes across as quite virile today, with huge tannins and equally imposing dark fruit. Smoke, leather, licorice and game add to an impression of raw, almost unrestrained, power. There is not a whole lot of finesse here at least not now. The Montestefano is a wine painted in broad brush strokes that emphasize power over elegance. Then again, that is Montestefano. Readers should be in no rush to open the 2013."

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