Roagna's Vecchie Viti are old vine selections and represent some of the greatest that Piedmont has to offer.
Today, I'm happy to offer rare 2016 Barbaresco Montefico Vecchie Viti Magnums. These are the only magnums available in the country.
I left this small parcel of magnums off yesterday's Piedmont list because I wanted to give the Montefico VV the stage that it deserves.
Roagna's 2016 shows the estate in top form. It's a great vintage for Piedmont in general, but Roagna wines set themselves apart with their intricate architecture, radiance, and pinpoint detail. Without a doubt, this is world-class winemaking on display.
The Montefico VV represents one of the high points of the vintage. While Roagna is associated with the Pajè vineyard, Montefico was Roagna's first vineyard. It was purchased in 1929 and is home to some seriously old vines. The issue with Montefico is that Roagna's holdings are only 0.24ha.
The 2016 is a tour de force. Its fine-tuned precision is incredible. Montefico has a beautiful sereneness and understatement. There's such superb depth, class, and fascination to the wine.
The estate is a part of Piedmont's elite along with Conterno and Bartolo Mascarello. In Barbaresco, Roagna is without peer. The Montefico VV is one of the great wines of the Piedmont.
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Director, Fine & Rare Wine
Crush Wine & Spirits
Antonio Galloni, Vinous Media: "The 2016 Barbaresco Montefico Vecchie Viti is a big, statuesque wine. Of all the 2016 Barbarescos, the Montefico seems to be the wine that is still recovering most from its bottling, about two months before this tasting. The vertical structure of Montefico is evident, as are the intense tannins. Deeply savory and mineral, the Montefico is a wine for readers who can afford to wait for it."