Red Wine Italy
Produttori del Barbaresco 'Muncagota' from Barbaresco Riserva DOCG
What Makes This Wine Popular?
This Produttori del Barbaresco 'Muncagota' from Barbaresco Riserva DOCG is the epitome of Italian winemaking excellence! It's an intense, ruby-red color with a complex aroma of spices, cherries and plums. On the palate it is full-bodied and velvety, with silky tannins and a long finish. The unique terroir of this specific area gives it a special character that has made it an award-winning favorite. Enjoy it now or let it age gracefully for years to come - either way, you can't go wrong with this classic Italian gem!
A Little Trivia
The Produttori del Barbaresco winery is unique in that it is owned and managed by a cooperative of local farmers, all of whom have contributed to the making of this particular riserva. The winery also likes to joke that they have their own in-house weatherman to predict when the best time will be to harvest the grapes.
History of This Wine
The Produttori del Barbaresco 'Muncagota' from Barbaresco Riserva DOCG is a classic Italian red wine made from the Nebbiolo grape. The Produttori del Barbaresco cooperative was founded in 1958 by a group of local growers who wanted to produce high-quality wines from their own vineyards. The 'Muncagota' vineyard was acquired in 1965 and has been producing wines since then.
Notable vintage years include 1971, 1978, 1982, 1985, 1990, 1996 and 2001. In 1971, the Produttori del Barbaresco released their first vintage of 'Muncagota', which was highly acclaimed and won several awards. In 1978, they released their first Riserva version of the wine and it quickly became one of their most sought-after wines.
In 1985, the Produttori del Barbaresco received DOCG status for their 'Muncagota' Riserva wine, making it one of the first wines in Italy to receive this prestigious designation. Since then, the wine has continued to be highly acclaimed and has won numerous awards over the years.
What To Serve With This Wine?
Produttori del Barbaresco 'Muncagota' is a robust, full-bodied red wine that pairs well with bold flavors. Rich, savory dishes like beef stew, roasted game meats, and grilled steak are all excellent choices. For vegetarians, try a hearty mushroom risotto or a creamy polenta with roasted vegetables. The wine also goes well with aged cheeses such as Parmigiano Reggiano or Pecorino Romano.