"A beautiful wine that needs to age, this Basarin cru selection shows thick layers of berry fruit, cedar wood, almond and dark licorice. The oak element is strong, but the wine is still young and all its many elements will surely come into focus in 10 years or more." 92 Points - Wine Spectator
Brothers Franco and Sergio Minuto's 11-hectare Moccagatta estate holds vines in the two townships of Barbaresco and Neive. Their Barbarescos come from three crus of different character Basarin, Cole, and Bric Balin each one vinified separately so as to enhance the character particular to the terroir. Basarin is marked by its high altitude and calcerous-marl soils. The Minuto brothers' estate Basarin vineyards were planted in 1967 and 1968. The Barbaresco DOCG which is a blend of vineyards undergoes fermentation and maceration with the skins for 7 days. The wine matures for one year in barriques (20% new, 80% second and third use), then is finished in the bottle for a minimum of 10 months. Moccagatta typically makes under 400 cases of this handcrafted Barbaresco.