Roagna Barbaresco Montefico  2006 1.5Ltr
SKU 725296

Roagna Barbaresco Montefico 2006

Roagna - Piedmont - Italy - Barbaresco

Professional Wine Reviews for Roagna Barbaresco Montefico 2006

Rated 94 by Robert Parker
The 2006 Barbaresco Montefico is another dazzling Barbaresco from Roagna. The Montefico is naturally deeper and richer than Asili. It shows tons of depth and intensity and sheer muscle in a virile style that is typical of this vineyard. Mint, flowers and crushed rocks wrap around a firm finish that reminds me of Bruno Giacosa’s 1978 Montefico. Anticipated maturity: 2016-2031.
Additional information »
 
$196.34
Bottle
$191.34
12 Bottle
(case price $2296.08)
Check Availability 
1.5Ltr
94Robert Parker

More wines available from Roagna Winery

Roagna Barbaresco Montefico 2006 Customer Reviews

Customer Also Bought

Additional Information on Roagna Barbaresco Montefico 2006

Winery: Roagna

Varietal: Nebbiolo

The name 'Nebbiolo' means 'fog' in Italian, and there is some debate as to the origin of this unusual name. However, many people claim it has something to do with the milky white dust which covers these dark, round grapes as they begin to reach maturity. The Nebbiolo grapes are most renowned for their inclusion in the finest wines of Italy, where they are allowed to age and mellow their strong tannins, producing wonderfully complex wines packed with dense, interesting flavors Most commonly, Nebbiolo wines hold beautiful tones of truffle, violet and prunes, and are highly aromatic and mellow on the palate. Their popularity and fame has helped them become established in several New World countries, where they continue to seduce and fascinate wine drinkers looking for an elegant, sophisticated wine which packs in plenty of wonderful flavors

Region: Piedmont

n Italy, the region most closely associated with excellent quality red wines and characterful sparkling wines is Piedmont. This alpine region is located in the north-west of the country, and features beautiful foothills of the impressive mountain range which forms the nearby border between Italy, France and Switzerland. Wineries in Piedmont work with the Nebbiolo, Dolcetto and Barbera grapes which thrive in the warm, dry summers and cooler autumns, as well as the beautifully expressive Moscato grapes which are used for the sparkling Asti wines the region is famed for. For generations, these wineries have perfected the art of aging their red wines, and blending grape varietals to get the most out of each one, leading to a region known all over the world for the exceptional quality of its produce.

Country: Italy

There are few countries in the world with a viticultural history as long or as illustrious as that claimed by Italy. Grapes were first being grown and cultivated on Italian soil several thousand years ago by the Greeks and the Pheonicians, who named Italy 'Oenotria' – the land of wines – so impressed were they with the climate and the suitability of the soil for wine production. Of course, it was the rise of the Roman Empire which had the most lasting influence on wine production in Italy, and their influence can still be felt today, as much of the riches of the empire came about through their enthusiasm for producing wines and exporting it to neighbouring countries. Since those times, a vast amount of Italian land has remained primarily for vine cultivation, and thousands of wineries can be found throughout the entire length and breadth of this beautiful country, drenched in Mediterranean sunshine and benefiting from the excellent fertile soils found there. Italy remains very much a 'land of wines', and one could not imagine this country, its landscape and culture, without it.