B-21 Top Recommendation
In the second half of 1800, Giovanni Minuto owned vineyards in the town of Barbaresco. Iin 1913 his son Luigi started to produce wine from their grapes. In 1952 the company was split between the sons Lorenzo and Mario. It was Mario, who inherited the Moccagatta farmhouse which gives the name, began the planting of this wine’s vineyards – planting in 1957, 1968, 1972 and 1985. 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."
About 2016 Barbaresco, Galloni writes, “The 2016s, wines from a potentially historic vintage, may very well put Barbaresco on the map big time. As I traveled from producer to producer, I experienced that sense of excitement and energy I always feel when in the presence of important vintages and wines.” Take note.