Albino Rocca Barbaresco Montersino 2019

Albino Rocca Barbaresco Montersino 2019

95 POINTS: Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast Magazine
93 POINTS: Antonio Galloni, Vinous
17/20 POINTS: Walter Speller, Jancis Robinson.com

Starting this year the range of wines from Albino Rocca will be enriched with a new cru of Barbaresco: Barbaresco Montersino The vineyards in the Montersino cru are located in the hills of San Rocco Seno d’Elvio, a hamlet of Alba that is close to Treiso, and has full southern exposure with a higher altitude than Barbaresco. The soil is calcareous clay with the presence of sandy layers and sandstone, these features bring out the truly elegant characteristics of Nebbiolo. The production from this vineyard is limited to only 2,600 bottles, which is aged for two years in one large German and Austrian oak barrel.

“Underbrush, dark cherry and hazelnut aromas form the nose along with a pretty whiff of blue flower. Firmly structured, the savory palate offers ripe Morello cherry, ground clove and licorice framed in tightly knit, fine-grained tannins. Give it a few more years to fully unwind. Drink 2027–2034.”
— 95 Points, Kerin O'Keefe, Wine Enthusiast Magazine

“The 2019 Barbaresco Montersino marries elegance with power. Sweet wild cherry, tobacco, cedar, mint, spice and dried flowers open first, followed by a kick of Nebbiolo acids and tannin that make themselves felt on the mid-palate and finish. Complex and beguiling, the Montersino has a lot to say in 2019. There's real depth here, not to mention tons of character.”
— 93 Points, Antonio Galloni, Vinous

“Treiso. Palish ruby. Fragrant, fine ripe red-fruit nose and supple ripe raspberry fruit with long sandy tannins on the palate. Very long, finely aromatic and accessible.”
— 17/20 points Walter Speller, Jancis Robinson.com

ABV: 14.5%

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