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Montebuono, Barbacarlo - 2012

Item # 35747 750mL
$56.96 $36.98 / Single Bottle
You Save 35%
$683.52 $443.76/ Case of 12
You Save 35%
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Tasting Notes

A wild, tannic red from Lombardy in northern Italy. This winery name comes from the very hill in which it was named after, Barbacarlo, and is a reference to the dialect word "barba" which means "uncle" which was given to the winery when Uncle Carlo first made this blend generations ago. This is a blend of the local grapes Croatina, Uva Rara and Ughetta. A new winery we are seeing stateside and they're clearly making wines in the good old fashion way of emphasizing the character of the grapes.


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Lombardy

Home to lighter-bodied renditions of Nebbiolo from the villages of Grumello and Sassella, Lombardy produces the unique interpretations of Nebbiolo called Sfursat (or Sforzato). With these wines, the mountain-grown Nebbiolo grapes are dried for several months in the Amarone style, yielding reds of extraordinary depth and very pronounced aromas of red flowers and crystallized red fruit. While...

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